Safely Constructed Two Story Decks by Archadeck, St. Louis

Safely Constructed Two Story Deck by Archadeck, St. Louis, Ballwin area

May 2012 marked the nationwide *”Deck Safety Month”; nevertheless, Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County in St. Louis, Missouri continues our deck safety campaign throughout metropolitan St. Louis.

*See our featured article in the St. Louis Patch, “Improve Deck Safety” for more details.

A challenging economy has caused many homeowners to delay deck repairs or replacement; however, as news stories surface when decks collapse we receive calls and emails with requests for our free, professional deck inspection service.

With our deck inspection service, you can easily prevent accidents and let us help you determine, “Is my deck safe?”.

To ensure your deck’s safety, particularly for decks 10 years old+, Archadeck guidelines include:

  • Inspect conditions of deck boards for decay or deep splits.
  • Check each and every deck connection, including all hardware and fasteners, for corrosion.
  • Deck posts, beams, joists and the ‘house band’ (where the deck adjoins the home) are supportive deck framework.  It’s vitally important these are structurally sound to prevent accidents.
  • A deck’s weight is supported by foundation and footings; therefore, sagging or sinking are danger-signs.
  • Inspection of handrails and deck exit stairs, including treads and risers, is necessary.
  • It’s also critical to inspect deck railing systems including balusters for spacing, security and strength.
Detailed View of Proper Deck Construction by Archadeck, St. Louis Mo

Detailed View of Proper Deck Construction by Archadeck, St. Louis Mo

For a professional deck safety inspection in St. Louis, St. Louis County, West County, South County, Mid County, St. Charles or St. Charles County in Missouri and parts of Illinois, call 636-227-0800;

Or send us an email at weststcharles or fill out an online inquiry form by visiting, our local website.

As the nation’s leading deck builder, Archadeck can quickly determine the answer to your questions… “Is my deck safe?  If not, can my deck be repaired?”