Ensure Deck Safety: Property Loss Consulting

March 27, 2024

Securing Your Property: Trust Our Experts in Deck Failure Consulting

With the approach of spring’s warmer weather, many homeowners begin to think about entertaining family and friends outdoors. A deck can provide a place for loved ones to gather, adding value to the home.

However, the number of people that tend to gather on decks, combined with the types of activities that occur and the potential construction methods used to build the deck, mean that decks also pose a significant risk of failure. Many decks are added to homes by the homeowner or a contractor after the initial construction, and without proper permits or consideration of code requirements. Additionally, decks require regular maintenance to continue performing safely.

In this article, James Brawley, Senior Property Practice Leader, and Wes Jordan, Vice President, Property Practice, share their expertise on deck failures and examples of property loss investigations.

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