Decks aren’t just a pretty piece of decor to add to your home. People walk on them, sit on them, and eat on them. So it’s important to make sure that your deck is a safe place to congregate. An unsafe deck could not only damage your house, it could hurt a member of your family or a guest. One way to keep your deck safe is by regularly checking it for signs of wear and tear. Here are a few things you should keep in mind while inspecting your deck.
- Are All the Connections There?
For optimal safety, a deck should be built with many different kinds of connectors, including screws, nails, and metal braces. Do a quick inspection of your deck; if you see all these connectors in use, that’s a sign that your deck was built properly.
- Are All the Connections Tight?
Over time, connectors can work …