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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 »

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