Common Deck Code Violations

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Despite regulations involving submitting deck plans before construction, a lot of decks still aren’t built to code. An inspector is likely to find a different deck constructed at the site than what was detailed on the permit.


Here are five common reasons decks fail inspection:


  1. No Protection Against Decay
  2. Too Few or Inadequate Fasteners
  3. Inadequate or Non-approved Structure
  4. Insufficient support and anchoring
  5. Missing or non-compliant guardrails and handrails


Do you want to make sure that your deck is up to code? Call Westside Company at 310 994 4626 or e-mail us at for more information about professional deck inspections and make sure your deck is up to standards. We serve Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.