Since decks are intended to hold up large amounts of weight, their health and support system is vital to creating a deck that’s durable and long-lasting. Deck inspections should be carried out yearly to ensure that the building material and support system is still operating to the best of its ability. Likewise, if damages do occur, repairs should be immediate to avoid further damaging the surface material.
Depending on the type of material your deck is made from can account for its deterioration. Materials like hardwood are prone to water damage is excessively exposed, while other materials such as composite lumber are non-resistant to fire. Any of these causes can result in the deterioration of your deck either through molding or other elemental causes. If this happens, it’s recommended that you address it straight away with a professional to avoid potential injury. If one part of your deck is faulty or not functioning properly, it can lead to a safety hazard amongst the deck as a whole.
If damage has been caused to your deck either through weathering, elemental, or other exterior factors, we’re able to assist in repairing such damages. From broken panels to pests overruling parts of the deck, we have the tools and techniques to adequately dispose of exterior factors that are overcoming your deck. For less serious damages such as sunlight discoloration, 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 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’ll likely look at a lot 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 hinges, it’s vital that these remain securely in place over time to avoid loosening pieces of infrastructure or causing a dip in the frame. If the frame itself has begun to dip or droop, it could also mean that the building materials are not properly being held up with adequate weight balance. In any case, you can trust that if there’s an issue with your deck – we’ll find the solution.
As with all of our projects, we’re routinely setting our services up to a code standard. This code standard is agreed upon with local authorities and ensures the building safety of those involved. For decks, we follow the standards set out by local authorities that help regulate deck safety. If we find that a deck has been improperly built or is potentially dangerous, we will be obligated to take further action until it is up to code.