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Yep, it’s a real thing… ‘Deck Safety Month’ begins in May.

Sponsored by NADRA (North American Deck and Rail Association), ‘Deck Safety Month’ reminds homeowners to check-your-deck this spring.

May Is Deck Safety Moth

May Is Deck Safety Month

In our post highlighting safety last year, we wrote:

As decks across the U.S. have aged, proper maintenance and periodic inspections have sometimes been neglected or completely ignored. When those decks are packed-with-people during parties, prom photo-shoots or graduation events, a collapse can occur and cause serious injuries.

Or maybe the deck wasn’t built properly the first time.

A simple, seven-point inspection plan will help you spot trouble.  Use Archadeck’s acronym – BE SAFER (Boards, Every Connection, Structure, Attachment,Footings, Exists, Rails) for a DIY deck-check.

To read the full article, just go here: “How To Check Your Deck For Safety”.

This year, however, we’ve made things super-easy.  Watch Archadeck’s LIVE deck safety inspection right here to learn how to DIY.

Check Your Deck For Safety Video by Archadeck

Check Your Deck For Safety, Video by Archadeck

And finally, if you’d prefer a professional inspection, try Archadeck.

If you live in St. Louis or surrounding areas, you can reach us at 636-227-0800 or submit an online form ‘how can we help?’.

If you live outside of St. Louis, go to archadeck.com or call 888-687-3325.

Deck safety is always the best policy so be sure to check your deck!

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St. Louis Deck Contractors, Replacing a Deck, Archadeck

Construction Site for Deck Replacement, St. Louis Mo, by Archadeck

“Can my existing deck be re-decked or does it have to be replaced?”.

As a leading St. Louis deck contractor, it’s not surprising that this is a question we hear quite often at Archadeck.

And the answer is, “Quite possibly ‘yes’ — it all depends on the existing deck structure.”

Your old or damaged deck, if structurally sound, can receive a facelift, improving both aesthetics and strength for your outdoor structure.  And it’s likely that an experienced builder, like Archadeck, can breathe new life into your old deck and save you money along the way with a re-deck.

Simple elements and design nuances that make a big difference for a re-deck and remodeling include: Read the rest of this entry »

Deck Safety, Deck Inspections, St. Louis Mo, Archadeck

Multi Level Deck in St. Louis and St. Charles area, Structurally Sound and Safe, by Archadeck

Due to a difficult economy, many homeowners are delaying inspection and repairs of their decks and other outdoor living structures.  However, May is ‘Deck Safety Month’ so take advantage of Archadeck’s new “Be Safer” campaign.

In Greater St. Louis, Archadeck’s local “Be Safer” campaign is featured in an article, “Improve Deck Safety” by the St. Louis area Patch.

Many homeowners are reviewing budgets and deciding where to spend money to maintain and improve their homes.  In St. Louis, Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County is reminding homeowners to check their decks for safety concerns to prevent accidents.

To ensure safety, especially for decks that are 10 years old or older, there are seven important deck-safety guidelines: Read the rest of this entry »

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