Decks are nice to have on your home. Decks extend the living space of your home to include part of the exterior. Decks however are often not built correctly. When we do home inspections in Central Ohio we often find decks that are in need of repairs and improvement.
Recently there was deck collapse at a Dublin Ohio condo raising awarness of the need for safe decks.
Here is a link to a video an Ohio home inspection company made showing home owners what to look for when checking their decks for safety.
One of the most common issues found with a deck is how the ledger board is attached to the home. Often nailed instead of properly bolted to the home