Yesterday, January 6th, 2015, NADRA certified 31 ASHI Home Inspectors. If each inspector checks roughly 6 decks per week, 52 weeks in a year- we estimate 9,672 decks will be properly inspected in 2015 from this first class. What’s more, is that now these highly regarded class attendees spent all day with NADRA. They know more about our mission, and what we have been working towards for 10 years. We told them about the professionalism of a NADRA builder. We told them about the “Find a Builder” section of the NADRA website. So now, you have 31 inspectors in your corner. Meetings are happening all day today planning 2015 and beyond. Imagine the difference we can make through this critical certification program?

Here is a little more about the course:

Part One will cover the Existing Structure. The features on the exterior of a house, such as windows, overhead cables and dryer vents require certain considerations when in proximity to a deck or other walking surface.  Numerous building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fuel-gas systems must be considered when judging how effectively a deck works with a home.
Part Two will allow the home inspector the opportunity to assess the safety issues of a deck by employing the NADRA Deck Evaluation checklist.

After the program, the home inspector will understand how to analyze the following deck components and issues and more.

  • Stairs
  • Footings and Posts
  • Joists, Joist Connections and Girders
  • Ledger Connections
  • Deck Boards
  • Handrail Assemblies and Guards
  • Recognize proper and improper fasteners
  • Assess hardware and material corrosion
Interested in attending a future session? We don’t have dates and locations nailed down yet, but send us an email to and we will reach out to you once we have more information.