You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘deck safety’ tag.

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!

Advertisements

If you’re one of our nearly 300,000 blog visitors, Thank You!  We hope you’ve found our articles informative, inspirational and genuinely helpful.

As a quick reference, here’s a list of our 9 most popular posts from 2015:

    1. The 5 Most Popular Deck Designs Explained
    2. Deck Stair Ideas
    3. Deck Railing Ideas
    4. St. Louis Pergolas:  Your Backyard Is A Blank Canvas
    5. Screened Porches:  Windows, Walls, Doors, Floors
    6. Are Wood Decks Becoming Obsolete?
    7. TimberTech Decking: Why We Love It
    8. How To Hire A Deck Building Contractor
    9. How To Check Your Deck For Safety
Happy New Year from Archadeck

Happy New Year from Archadeck in St. Louis, Mo

Stay tuned for more from Archadeck of West County in St. Louis Missouri.

And if you’re just beginning to plan a deck, screened porch, pergola or other outdoor space in 2016,  download the free Design Guide from Archadeck.  No strings attached!

Do you sometimes wonder about deck safety?  Well, you probably should.  It’s a real issue.

According to NADRA (North American Deck and Rail Association) the number of failed and fallen decks has increased.  Why?  The reason is simple.

Deck Repair and Replacement Work Site in St. Louis Mo, photo by Archadeck

Deck Replacement Work Site in St. Louis Mo, photo by Archadeck

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 this acronym – BE SAFER (Boards, Every Connection, Structure, Attachment, Footings, Exists, Rails) for a DIY deck-check. Read the rest of this entry »

Decks by Archadeck in St. Louis - TimberTech Terrain

Decks by Archadeck in St. Louis – TimberTech Terrain

A cost-effective and valuable way to improve your home is with a deck addition or a deck remodel.

Decks increase a home’s value while extending the home’s livable square footage for family gatherings, weekend BBQ’s, entertaining, birthday or graduation parties and even the kid’s sleepovers.

However, when building a deck on any type of property, the importance of deck safety is crucial.  Deck design, planning and building should only be performed by professional contractors to ensure safety as well as adherence to local building codes.

Every year people are injured when they attempt to build a home deck themselves or hire people who do not have the construction expertise for proper deck safety. Read the rest of this entry »

Decks, Deck Safety, Archadeck St. Louis

Newly Constructed, Elevated Deck with Pergola, photo by Archadeck

In 2006, the month of May was designated by  NADRA — North American Deck and Railing Association — as Deck Safety Month in response to injuries resulting from older, unsafe decks that have collapsed.

Thus, ‘Deck Safety Month’ is a perfect reminder to schedule a professional deck safety inspection with a reputable contractor this Spring.

Statistically, there are over 40 million aging decks, 20 years old or older, across the United States.

Professionals in the building industry suggest having any deck over 7 years old checked for safety because with age, decks can become a hazard to people, particularly when the deck is raised, elevated or multi-tiered. Read the rest of this entry »

On Tuesday, August 14th 2012, The Today Show aired a fact-filled investigative story by National Correspondent Jeff Rossen about the hazards which occur when a deck collapses.

Multilevel, New Vinyl Deck, photo courtesy of TimberTech

Multilevel, New Vinyl Deck, photo courtesy of TimberTech

Deck safety can be ensured with just a few simple steps for deck inspection, deck repair or deck replacement to avoid collapse and potential injury.

Watch the video about deck safety by following the story link, Today Show MSNBC and The Rossen Report.

Report highlights include two key points:

Decks are a functional and attractive outdoor space; however if a deck wasn’t built properly or hasn’t been maintained properly, a deck can ‘fall apart right under your feet… in a split second’.

A deck collapsing is a hazard that many folks never think about.  And according to industry home inspectors, 80% of older decks have safety issues with rotting/splintered wood, failing board connections or problem anchors and unstable railings. Read the rest of this entry »

CONTACT US

Archadeck (636) 227-0800

Blog Stats

  • 516,004 hits

Categories

Archives

Advertisements