March 14, 2013 /EIN Presswire/
-- Every homeowner should periodically check the safety of their home's deck to make sure it is safe for family and guests. Since loose boards or railings can cause severe injury or even death, this safety check is an essential part of proper home maintenance.
Every homeowner should periodically check the safety of their home's deck to make sure it is safe for family and guests. Since loose boards or railings can cause severe injury or even death, this safety check is an essential part of proper home maintenance.
First, homeowners should walk across their deck to locate any areas that may feel excessively "springy". A springy floor frame is an obvious sign of a greater problem with any deck. If the deck does shake or rattle, the floor frame is most likely undersized and extra reinforcements are needed to prevent a possible collapse.
Homeowners should also examine their deck for any splinters or nails that may cause injury. Even with a deck made from treated lumber, regular maintenance is required. Homeowners should examine all deck surfaces and immediately replace any boards with splinters or signs of decay.
To continue with their safety check, homeowners should stand on their deck and walk to the center of the outside guardrail. By holding the railing with hands spread wide and feet spread apart, pull on the railing while shifting weight between the left and right feet. If the deck appears to move laterally, extra reinforcement is needed to prevent collapse. Elevated decks in particular are notorious for dangerous swaying problems.
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To make sure that the deck continues to be safely supported, pay close attention to any warning signs of trouble. Any problems with a home's deck can result in a potentially unsafe place for family and friends to gather. With these maintenance tips, families can be confident that their deck will remain safe for many years to come.
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