Deck safety is extremely important!
When you are purchasing a home your home inspector will inspect it thoroughly. They will check the railings and bannisters for stability. The railings should be at least 36 inches high and rails should be no more than 4 inches apart. They will check under the deck to check the ledger boards, support posts and joist hangers. The inspector will also be on the lookout for wood rot.
If you have a deck on your own house, it's a good idea to have it inspected annually to make sure it's structurally sound.
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