Deck Inspection and Repairs
A quality deck is designed and constructed to hold large amounts of weight. In order to stand the test of time the deck must first be built to last and second be properly maintained. Deck inspections are a vital piece of the necessary maintenance to ensure that the building materials and support system are still structurally sound and in good shape. As the deck ages these routine inspections will uncover any points of concern that will need to be addressed so that you remain safe when enjoying your deck and in place for years to come.
The type of material your deck is made from will determine the rate of its deterioration. Decks constructed from certain types of lumber, either hard or soft woods will be prone to water damage while other wood species will have greater longevity. Composite materials will have a greater resistance to rot. Any of these causes can result in the deterioration of your deck either through mold or other elemental causes. In the event that any deterioration of the deck becomes detected it is advised that you contact a deck construction professional right away to replace the damaged pieces and avoid potential injury. If even one part of your deck becomes compromised it will create a safety hazard which will impact the deck as a whole and leave your family and friends at risk of injury.
The professional deck builders that we employ are very well experienced at identifying any damage that has occurred due to weathering, elemental or other factors. They will be able to focus on the necessary repairs which will keep your deck looking great and in fine working order. Any environmental factors from pest to weather to day to day wear and tear are no match for our deck construction experts. We have the tools and techniques to adequately deal with any of the exterior factors that are seeking to due damage to your deck. For less serious damages such as fading due to sun exposure, we can repair this through sanding and re-staining the area where needed. Other aesthetic damages are usually repairable with the same methods unless otherwise stated. More intensive resources and tools will need to be used to extract interior damage caused to the infrastructure of the deck and its building materials.
Hinge & Frame Inspection
We have the ability to keep certain factors at bay but we cannot overcome the laws of physics. Decks are constructed from a wide range of materials which are all affected differently by hot/cold cycles. This caused fasteners and other structural elements to loosen over time. Because of this we recommend our clients to have their decks inspected at least once a year. This is to ensure that it continues to perform up to safety standards. During inspection, we will look at a wide range of factors that usually include its appearance, sturdiness, and its hinges and frame standing. Since the materials used to build the deck are held together with metal fasteners, it’s vital that these remain securely in place over time to avoid loosening or causing a dip in the frame. If the frame itself has become compromised it could also mean that the overall structure is not being held up with adequate weight balance. In any case, you can trust that if there’s an issue with your deck our deck contractors will find the solution.
In this day and age it is rare to find a community with no standard building codes in place to ensure that your home and the amenities attached to it are built to a standard which will ensure the safety of the people residing within it. Every project that we take on will be completed within full compliance of the local building codes and industry best practices. We take the safety of our customers very seriously and make every effort to ensure that your deck is built to the highest level of compliance and the highest level of quality. If we find that a deck has been improperly built, is not in compliance with local code or shows potential dangers, we will be obligated to take every action necessary to bring the deck into full compliance with the local building codes.