"How to Perform Deck Inspections" online video course

 
This online video course teaches the inspector to perform residential and commercial wood deck inspections.  It includes a review of all common deck defects. 
 
Goal:
 
This course teaches the inspector to perform residential and commercial wood deck inspections. It includes a review of all common deck defects. 
 
Objectives:
 
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • list and describe the major components of a deck;
  • distinguish between proper and improper installation techniques; 
  • identify and describe common major structural and safety problems; and
  • communicate to a client indications of defects.
 
This course has been approved by:
 
The How to Perform Deck Inspections online video course includes:
  • 1 CE hour;
  • 42-minute online video;
  • 80 photos, diagrams and custom graphics;
  • 5 quizzes;
  • a 25-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading;
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion; and  
  • accreditations and state approvals.

The course covers the following categories:

  • Introduction 
  • Decks and Similar Structures
  • Decks Defined
  • Porches
  • Verandahs
  • Balconies
  • Patios
  • From the Ground Up
  • Deck Load
  • Footings and Posts
  • Wood Decay
  • Moisture and Wood Decay
  • The Pick Test
  • Support and Connections
  • Girders and Beams
  • Ledger Connections
  • Overhangs
  • Framing Around
  • Cantilevered Decks
  • Bracing
  • Connections and Fasteners
  • Posts and Rails
  • Guardrails and Supports
  • Decking
  • Board placement and Support
  • Stairs
  • Stringers, Risers and Treads
  • Lighting
  • Handrails
  • Electrical Receptacles
  • Receptacle Requirements
  • Weatherproof Receptacles
  • Other Considerations
  • Location and Egress
Upon completion of this course, the 5 quizzes, and passing of the 25-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool), the student can download and print their own Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name.  It counts as one InterNACHI Continuing Education hour.
 
 
Special thanks to Simpson Strong-Tie for some of the illustrations and content www.strongtie.com