NJ home inspections should always include the deck. The deck can be a favorite part of a home, a place to spend time, entertain, and enjoy the fresh air and surroundings. This favorite spot is rarely examined by homeowners however, and as such can become a liability over time. Whether you are conducting a home inspection for your own peace of mind or as part of a home sale, examining your deck can help you avoid issues down the road.
When conducting an inspection of your NJ home what should you look for when examining the deck? Start at the ground and make sure the footers are still solid and not decomposing. From here make sure the pillars holding the deck are solid and in great shape. Once up top and on the deck examine the flooring as well as the railings. A deck should be in good condition in order to provide hours of enjoyment.
Contact our team at Sherlock Home Inspectors today to learn more about our NJ home inspection services. We pride ourselves on thorough exams and providing detailed information to our customers. Let our knowledge and experience work to your advantage, helping you know the exact health of your home.
Click here to read “Deck Inspections – Part I” from Working RE.
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