We all love entertaining out on the deck, but is there an accident waiting to happen? Every year balconies collapse and cause a number of injuries, but most collapses can be prevented through regular inspection and maintenance. No matter what material your balcony or deck is made from it’s important to inspect it regularly and thoroughly. If you find ANY problems, get onto them straight away.
Here are a few things to look for:
Signs of rot and decay, corrosion, rust, termites or any other problems. Don’t just look on top, get underneath and have a look around.
Check for loose nuts or bolts and whatever you do, don’t forget to check the railings!
If you’re not sure, get a licensed builder in! A bit of preventative maintenance can save you lots of money, but more importantly, save you from serious injury!