Deck Defects

Decks are often constructed by a homeowner, and very frequently the work is not to current safety standards. Deck defects, especially on taller decks, can be very dangerous if not corrected. Poorly constructed decks exposed to the elements year round will only worsen and become more precarious over time.

Common Deck Flaws

  • Missing or poorly secured ledger

  • Missing ledger flashing

  • Missing joist hangers

  • Improper/missing fasteners in hangers

  • Rot in framing and decking

  • Inadequate support below beams/joists

  • Weak and substandard railings