Several people were reported hurt after a deck they were standing on collapsed to the ground in Teaneck, New Jersey
"Deck Safety is an important part of our company values and mission. Being able to advocate this message to homeowners and retailers across the nation is our duty as a manufacturers and industry leaders." Andrew Pantelides, Regal Ideas Inc.
With warmer weather and more time spent at home, NADRA is urging homeowners to prioritize deck safety and Check Your Deck® this May and beyond. The US has over 60 million decks, with 50 million being residential and 10 million commercial. An estimated 30 million of these decks have exceeded their useful life and are in need of repair or replacement.
NADRA.org Calls on Decking and Outdoor Living Industry Professionals to Prioritize Deck Safety with Check Your Deck® Campaign
As professionals in the industry, we have a responsibility to educate homeowners and businesses on the importance of deck safety. We encourage deck builders, lumberyards, manufacturers, and inspectors to join NADRA in promoting Deck Safety Month® and sharing NADRA's resources with their customers. By doing so, we can help ensure user safety, as well as extend the deck's lifespan, improve appearance, and increase livability.
A popular bar in Nashville was evacuated after a portion of the outdoor deck seemingly collapsed. Patrons at Loser's Bar and Grill in Midtown were enjoying their Wednesday (August 3) evening ahead of Whiskey Jam when the floor of the deck suddenly buckled around 6 p.m., WKRN reports. There were also reports of a potential gas leak. While initial reports stated the deck collapsed, the Nashville Fire Department has since confirmed the incident is not classified as a collapse. No injuries were reported.
Estimates show that there are more than 60 million existing decks in the U.S. with more than 30 million decks that are past their useful life and need to be replaced or repaired. Join NADRA for a class on Deck Evaluation / Inspection Class, Saturday, September 10, 2022. LEARN MORE AND [...]
From a next-door neighbor’s property, you can see the aftermath of a deck that partially collapsed Saturday night and sent six people to the hospital. The deck, which stood more than 10 feet high, collapsed during a house party in Antioch on Pippen Drive. Neighbor Sakawa Bakoyema remembers hearing the loud crash as she washed dishes and kept an eye on her 2-year-old daughter.
After giving an unlicensed residential contractor more than $16,000 to build a new deck with a covered porch, a metro Atlanta homeowner has been left with a small pile of lumber, a messy demolition site, and four raised beams that are propped up and barely secured.
A raised deck overlooking a pond and golf course is what convinced Koroush Khandehroo, a 47-year-old professor at the University of Regina, and his wife, Mahshad Khaniki, to buy a new townhouse in northwest Regina in 2015. For nearly five years, the couple considered the second-storey deck to be a peaceful oasis from which they could watch birds and golfers. Then, on June 22, 2020, the deck collapsed underneath them and turned their lives upside down.
An adult and a child were taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon after the deck on the back of a Lancaster County home collapsed, police said. The deck caved in around 1:48 p.m. Wednesday on Hopeland Road in Clay Township, according to the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department.