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Washington State Raises Live Load Requirements for Decks
Balcony Inspections ... by Pest Control Specialists?
California Approves Tougher Balcony Standards
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California Approves Tougher Balcony Standards

Fatal Berkeley balcony collapse leads to tougher standards for balconies and other... More

Colorado Decks Collapsing Under the Weight of Heavy Snow
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Colorado Decks Collapsing Under the Weight of Heavy Snow

Colorado homeowners are worried about snow and ice that measure in feet, not... More

Common Deck Stair Defects
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Common Deck Stair Defects

Build deck stairs according to best practices rather than code to protect your... More

Lawsuit Over Fatal 14-Inch Deck Fall Settled
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Lawsuit Over Fatal 14-Inch Deck Fall Settled

The estate of the 77-year-old victim accepts a settlement as a lawsuit filed after... More

Proposed ASHI Deck Inspection Standard Open for Comments
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Proposed ASHI Deck Inspection Standard Open for Comments

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is looking for feedback from deck... More

California Toughens Rules for Contractor Oversight
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California Toughens Rules for Contractor Oversight

State lawmakers authored the legislation after a fatal balcony collapse in... More

Code Update: Looking Ahead to the 2018 IRC
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Code Update: Looking Ahead to the 2018 IRC

A coalition of building officials, industry associations, design professionals and... More

11 People Hurt When Lakeside Deck Collapses
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11 People Hurt When Lakeside Deck Collapses

More than three dozen people gathered for a reunion plunge 10 feet when the deck... More

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