Deck and porch collapses are a common occurrence with literally thousands of people injured every year. This course provides a comprehensive look at inspecting decks and porches, including a detailed deck inspection process to be followed in the field. Deck failures and their causes are discussed and a review of typical deck and porch defects is offered. Proper ledger board attachment is closely examined. AWC DCA 6 beam and joist span tables are explained. Safe deck construction techniques from the International Residential Code, the American Wood Council and the North American Deck and Railing Association are presented, along with new, IRC approved ledger board fasteners. Joist/beam connections, beam/post connections and post/footing connections are included.
Hours: 4 mandatory CE hours