Home inspections and building permits keep decks safe
Building inspector says faulty construction likely to blame for deck collapse in St. Denis
A Regina-based building inspector said that faulty construction is likely to blame for the collapse of the house deck last weekend in St. Denis, Sask. that sent six people to hospital.
"There are supposed to be inspections that take place during the construction," he said. "Those are the reasons why we have to get permits for our platforms and our decks."
Nichols also has a warning about do-it-yourself deck projects. He advised homeowners to get a building permit so the structure will be inspected and any faulty construction will hopefully be caught.