At Franca Services, we offer our potential customers a free decking consultation to discuss the parameters of a project and all of the available options before signing any contracts. This practice gives us the opportunity to see a good number of decks that are in serious trouble. When we saw what this homeowner was contending with, we knew
that their misfortune could serve as a learning opportunity for others who may be seeking a reliable deck contractor.
As you can see, the deck in the photograph has completely fallen off the side of the home, which is not what anyone wants to arrive home to discover. Unfortunately, the deck builders who constructed this project seemingly missed at least one detrimental detail – they did not attach the deck to the house with ½-inch lag screws to anchor the deck to the ledger board. The ledger board is one of the most crucial aspects that your deck builder must ensure is done right.
The ledger works in conjunction with the beams, joists, and post system to support your decking. When one component fails, as did the ledger in this particular case, problems follow. Over time, this deck began to sag and eventually it simply collapsed. Fortunately, no one was on the deck when this occurred, but if they had been, injuries would have been likely –after all, it’s almost as if the ground is falling out from under you!😲 An improper deck installation is certainly not something you want to take any chances with.
That is why homeowners like you have been counting on Franca Services’ expert deck builders for over a decade. When you schedule your free consultation with us, one of our knowledgeable project managers will walk you through the process and answer any questions you might have. Don't get bamboozled by a contractor that doesn't know what they are doing it and take chances when it comes to your safety!