The deck is a good addition to have in any home. After all, not only does it increase your home’s overall value but it also helps you extend your living space, which is useful if you’re the type of homeowner who likes to throw social gatherings every now and then. Unfortunately, there comes a time when your deck will be damaged and sometimes, it’s clear that it will have to be replaced instead of repaired.
In this article, deck and siding installers from GO Construction Services, LLC discuss the signs that help you determine if your deck needs to be replaced.
Gaps Between the Deck and Your House
Your deck is attached to your home via ledger boards and if these boards are damaged, the weight of the deck and gravity can cause the entire structure to lean away from your home. This is a major safety hazard as someone could either trip on the gap and injure themselves or the entire deck could collapse without warning so be sure to have the structure replaced as soon as possible to prevent this from happening.
Erosion Around the Posts
When you’re having your deck inspected, have your professional check the earth around the posts. If the earth around it shows signs of erosion, have a deck construction expert replaced immediately to redesign how the posts anchor into the ground below. That way, your deck won’t be destabilized and you’ll be reducing the risk of a snapped post.
Issues with your deck posts are always a reason to have it replaced as soon as possible and in addition to looking for signs of erosion around the posts, have the deck inspected for signs of rot as well. If the posts are rotting, stop using the deck and have it replaced as soon as possible as the rotten posts can break without warning.
Need an expert to install a new deck on your property? Look no further than GO Construction Services, LLC., your leading service provider when it comes to deck replacement and roof repair projects. Give us a call at (717) 854-1573 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.