Updated: Jul 21
Ah summertime, a deck is a very nice feature to a home buyer.
We always imagine ourselves grilling out or reading a book on a relaxing and spacious deck.
By quickly inspecting the deck, it says a lot about potential costs that can accumulate quickly.
For example, a deck that hasn’t been painted or stained in a while may be an indication that the owners did very little maintenance. You’ll also want to make sure the deck has proper footing and drainage everywhere that is needed. Rotting wood is no fun for anyone.
Finally, check for basic safety features like guardrails and steps that are up to code. There are times when a deck is built years after the home. Since there will not be a building inspector on duty, due diligence is key. That is where we come in handy. We are available for inspections while your dream deck is being built. This will keep you and your family safe long after the purchase. -