AGENT SAFETY ALERT
Without Warning, Chaos!
Sept. 7th 2006 - A second story deck collapse injured four members of a family in Lawrenceville, GA. as the victims were deciding whether to buy the home. "It could have been avoided if the deck was properly attached to the house."
Most of the time we don't think about it because we do it everyday without a second thought. You walk out onto a deck to show your clients the homes features or spectacular views. With the recent reports of personal injuries in conjunction with home decking systems, we at Realty Check would like to remind you that you can never be to careful about your clients and your own personal safety when showing a home.
- Most decks that have a catastrophic failure are caused either by faulty construction, improper attachment to the home, or simply from rot and decay. - Realty Check
REMIND YOURSELF! You are out there before any Listing or Buyers inspection has been performed. So on behalf of Realty Check Inspection Service, be careful and be safe!
- There is a clearly defined "collapse season", which is from June to October. During this season, more than 70% of reported collapses occur. - Deck-Lok