Summertime means warm weather and gathering with friends and family. One such place might be a backyard deck. These structures, while the perfect place for fun and conversation, can be a safety threat if not maintained or built properly. If someone is injured on your deck, you may be liable for their injuries. Here are some tips for maintaining a safe backyard deck.
- Decks typically have a 15 year lifespan. If your’s was built longer than that, you should get it inspected by a licensed professional.
- Rotting wood and termites are a big contributor to why a deck may become structurally unsound. As are weather elements like rain, snow, ice, sun, wind, and more.
- Pay close attention to any noises or movements your deck makes.
- Examine to make sure you see bolts and metal connections.
If you or a loved one was injured from a damaged backyard deck, contact our New Haven personal injury lawyers. Our team is experienced in handling cases like this and can help protect your long term interests.