Avoid Deck Collapse especially in Salt-air Environments

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A beach house deck in Emerald Isle, North Carolina collapsed on the Fourth of July this year injuring 24 people, at least two critically. Investigators said that rusted nails and probable overloading contributed to the collapse. In a salt-air environment, everything that is exposed to the weather is more likely to wear down faster than in other environments.

Check out this blog for tips on how to inspect your deck to avoid an accident similar to this or better yet, have a professional do the inspection for you. Call us at 310 994 4626 or e-mail us at westsidewaterproofing@gmail.com to set up an appointment for a deck inspection. Westside Company is a premier decking contractor that serves most of Southern California including Malibu, Santa Monica, and Long Beach.

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(Photo from Carteret County News-Times/Jackie Starkey)