At the start of summer, the North American Deck and Railing Association reminds homeowners to Check Your Deck®

The United States is home to roughly 60 million residential decks, and of those it’s estimated that half need to be replaced or repaired. In the wake of several serious deck collapses, The North American Deck and Railing Association reminds consumers to Check Your Deck ® using resources such as the 10-Point Consumer Checklist. NADRA also offers industry professionals and inspectors a breadth of resources, including a comprehensive toolkit, marketing materials, and a deck evaluation form. “It’s crucial for homeowners to verify the integrity of their deck to ensure user safety as well as help extend the deck’s lifespan, improve appearance, and increase livability,” says Michael Beaudry, Executive Vice President of NADRA. “We’re proud to offer an array of tools to help consumers check their decks as well as connect with building professionals with the know-how to identify and remedy potential problems.”

Find a Home Inspect to evaluate / inspect your deck HERE.

In Lancaster County, PA on June 15, 2022

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.

Police said the adult and child were receiving medical care and evaluation. Their condition as of Thursday afternoon is unknown.

SOURCE  Jenna Wise, See original article published HERE