Why Do I Need A Deck Inspection?
A deck failure is any failure of a deck that could lead to injury, including rail failure, or total deck collapse. There is no international system that tracks deck failures, and each is treated as an isolated event, rather than a systemic problem. Very few municipalities perform investigations into the cause of the failure, and the media are generally more concerned with injuries rather than on the causes of collapses. Rail failure occurs much more frequently than total deck collapses; however, because rail failures are less dramatic than total collapses and normally don’t result in death, injuries from rail failures are rarely reported.
A proper deck inspection relies heavily on the professional judgments of the inspector. The inspectors at Inside & Out Property Inspectors are certified through InterNACHI and have been trained to perform deck inspections.