Stop Ignoring Your Deck and Porch! – 5.21.2023

In this 75th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks about deck and porch safety. Each May, the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) raises awareness about the importance of checking your deck through a national deck safety campaign, which makes it a perfect time for Troy to share some of the crazy things he’s seen while inspecting decks and porches.

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2:44 Deck VS porch | Don’t BBQ on your porch | Screened in porch | Deck disasters | Hot tub on deck

7:22 Piers

9:55 Support post | Keep wooden posts off the ground | Treated wood rots

15:29 Floor joist to band board | Rusting bolts | Rusting nails

25:13 Decking

33:19 Handrails | Handrails deteriorate the quickest 

39:55 Stairs | Concrete landing

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