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Old 2/21/15, 1:38 PM
pwright2 pwright2 is offline
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Default Re: How To Perform Deck Inspections Video Course

I inspected the deck at our rented home and found the following:

The ledger board is attached directly to the brick veneer.
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Some of the boards were showing splintering, rotting, and nail head protrusion.
The posts did not appear to be resting on footers, but am unable to make a clear determination of this. One of the posts was clearly not attached, but was sitting directly on top of a brick retainer wall, at the corner of the deck.
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The deck would benefit from additional lag bolts.
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Recommend a qualified contractor replace the rotting boards, and anchor the corner post.