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Tips for Making Your Deck Safer During the COVID-19 CrisisMarch 18th, 2021 | by Admin Deck Experts | in Outdoor Living Space | 0
A large number of commercial and residential buildings have patios and decks. Decks are classic spaces to rest outside, entertain, and grill, especially in the summer months.
Occasionally decks require regular repair and maintenance. The basic aim for deck maintenance and repair is safety.
Since many of us are spending more time than usual on our decks right now, have a look at your deck safety.
Decks that are weak or rotted can cause an injury or an accident. Loose nails or boards sticking up can cause an individual to fall or trip.
Decks are frequently exposed to snow, rain, sunlight or other environmental elements. This can cause deterioration and depreciation of your deck.
Below are some common things to note when repairing decks. Having your deck in good shape will make it much more enjoyable.
Ensuring Deck Safety - What to inspect:
If the wood deteriorates, it needs to be repaired properly. This depends on the intensity of the damage. You can call an expert to do a thorough job for you.
Boards that are rotten don't become less rotten over time, only more rotten. Don't ignore it.
The railing of the deck is for safety and to partition the border of the deck. Railings should be able to withstand an individual leaning on it.
One thing you should always remember is that decks are not designed for pushing against or sitting on them. If the railing of the deck shifts from its original position it requires some maintenance.
Do you even have a railing where you should? By code, railing is required if the deck is at least two feet off the ground.
This may sound silly, but that is a real drop-off if you're not expecting it. You or your pets can get hurt falling just two feet.
If mold and mildew growth occurs on your deck, it can destabilize the whole structure. Stairs are especially susceptible to become slick from mildew or mold.
The metal joints that connect the deck together can deteriorate. If rust occurs on the fasteners, bolts, connectors, or screws they should be checked and replaced if necessary.
We hope you are enjoying your deck as much as possible while we are social distancing at home. But if your deck needs some work, contact us.
Deck Experts, based in Surrey, BC, are professional deck builders with a long track record of success. We offer free estimates and long warranties, and can build or fix any deck around.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about decks, please call us at (604) 626-7100.