Inspections

Making Decks Safer
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Making Decks Safer

Regular inspections are a smart way to extend the life of a wood deck and keep... More

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Rules for Drilling and Notching Deck Framing
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Rules for Drilling and Notching Deck Framing

Following these simple guidelines when modifying joists, beams, and posts will... More

A Tall Deck in Earthquake Country
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A Tall Deck in Earthquake Country

A steel moment frame and plenty of lateral reinforcement were the keys to... More

Decay Resistance and the Code
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Decay Resistance and the Code

Using decay-resistant lumber, field-treating cut ends with preservative, and... More

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Another Deck Failure

NADRA is sending the wrong message to homeowners when it warns the public about an alarming increase in deck failures More

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Gulf Coast Deck Collapse Prompts Inspection Program

City officials propose hiring additional building inspectors to examine the decks and railings of vacation rental properties in Gulf Shores, Alabama, after a deck collapse last spring that injured a dozen students. More

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Gulf Coast Deck Collapse Prompts Inspection Program

City officials propose hiring additional building inspectors to examine the decks and railings of vacation rental properties in Gulf Shores, Alabama, after a deck collapse last spring that injured a dozen students. More

Cookout Season Brings Rash Of Deck Failures
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Cookout Season Brings Rash Of Deck Failures

Memorial Day weekend was the occasion for deck collapses as well as celebration. More

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