Deck Inspections: Standards and Codes
Outdoor decks are a common household hangout. They host cookouts and parties and provide a place to relax when the weather is nice. You want to make sure that your family and friends are safe when they’re enjoying the deck. Deck building standards and codes are designed to do just that.
These standards also denote what is considered the safe standard that decks must meet. Best practices for building decks include using pressure-treated lumber and weather-resistant fasteners. Decks must be constructed with multiple 2×4 to 2×12 boards, with guardrails at least 36 inches high, and side rails spaced no more than 4 inches apart.
Ensuring your deck meets the proper standards is the best way to ensure that your outside time continues to be both fun and safe for you and your family.