More than 2 million decks are built and replaced each year in North America. Estimates are that of the 45 million existing decks, only 40% are completely safe. Because decks appear to be simple to build, many people do not realize that decks are, in fact, structures that need to be designed to adequately resist certain stresses. Decks need to be inspected by a qualified inspector.
North State Home Inspection Services has undergone specific training and is certified by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors to evaluate and report on the condition of decks, porches, verandas, balconies, and patios.