With the summer season in full swing, many are out enjoying their decks, grilling on the BBQ and spending time unwinding with friends and family. If you plan to use your deck or have any repairs or replacements completed this summer, it is essential to know what the new code requirements are to ensure your deck is safe for use.
According to a guide provided by the American Wood Council (AWC), there are several minimum requirements and limitations the International Residential Code for safe deck construction, including:
In addition to these minimum requirements, both the North American Deck and Railing Association and the International Code Council recommend inspecting your existing deck for signs of disrepair including:
At Quaker State Construction, we take pride in performing safe, quality work when it comes to building and repairing decks. You can trust our expert staff to perform their work in compliance with all necessary codes and rest assured that your deck meets the safety standards set forth by the organizations mentioned above.
Contact us today to learn more about our deck building services.