Ed Regensburg, of Alert Construction, joined Fox 8 recently to talk about the importance of deck safety and choosing a reputable contractor to build your deck. Recently, a deck collapsed at a beach home in Ocean Isle, North Carolina, sending more than twenty people to the hospital. It’s important to know that your deck is safe while you have guests and family over, as many will spend time out there during these beautiful summer months.
Make sure you check your deck to see that it’s correctly attached to your home and up to code. It’s also important to check above and under the deck to ensure that everything is strong and steady. Ed says that, “If you walk out on your deck and you get a spongy feeling, or if you go to your railing and your railing’s lose, or if you move left and right and you feel any kind of movement on the deck- it would be worth your time to have somebody come out and check it and see what kind of condition it’s in.”
Homeowners are completely responsible for the deck and the safety of those who use it. Many homeowners decide to build decks on their own and neglect to have it inspected or to get a permit. This could result in unwanted injuries, so it’s important to choose a company that has a trustworthy reputation and liability insurance.
About Alert Construction
Alert Construction is a home remodeling and repair company that specializes in deck building and repair. They take pride in the quality and long-standing of safe decks that they build for whole families to enjoy. Don’t waste another summer stuck inside because you don’t have a deck to hang out and grill, relax, and have a few drinks. Ed Regensburg and his team have the experience and accreditation to improve any home or problem you may have including their roofing services, patio installation, deck construction, and more. Contact them today if you live in Martinsville or Danville, VA, Greensboro, High Point, or Concord, NC, or the surrounding areas.
Posted on 08/06/2013 at 12:00:00 AM