04 May 2015

Springtime and Enjoying the Outside

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It’s the time of the year that we enjoy the outdoors and one of those might be relaxing and enjoying your deck. May is “Deck Safety Month” and everyone should make themselves aware of some very important information. If you have a deck when was the last time you checked to see if it is safe or structurally sound? You may not know what to look for or perhaps Uncle Bob thinks he knows what to look for.  If you really want to be aware of the status of your deck you should have it inspected by qualified inspectors. PROVIEW Professional Home Inspections has the experience to determine the condition and the solutions to make your time on your deck enjoyable and safe!

  • over 45 yrs experience in the construction industry
  • Contractor experience
  • 17yrs as a Home Inspector
  • Licensed with the State of Kentucky and Certified with “International Association of Certified Home Inspectors”

we are not a “Partime” Home Inspection company but “Fulltime” and here to be of service to our clients.

According to InterNACHI

  • More than two million decks are built and replaced each year in North America.
  • InterNACHI estimates that of the 45 million existing decks, only 40% are completely safe.
  • Rail failure occurs much more frequently than total deck collapses; however, because rail failures are less dramatic than total collapses and normally don’t result in death, injuries from rail failures are rarely reported.
  • Almost every deck collapse occurred while the decks were occupied or under a heavy snow load.
  • About 90% of deck collapses occurred as a result of the separation of the house and the deck ledger board, allowing the deck to swing away from the house. It is very rare for deck floor joists to break mid-span.
  • Many more injuries are the result of rail failure, rather than complete deck collapse.

Here are a few examples of issues from inspections we have performed. Call US TODAY! 270-485-2662

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Missing Bolts

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Missing Joist Hangers

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Deck attached to house with nails

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