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New building code rules for decks in Minnesota

As I mentioned in a blog post at the beginning of this year, Minnesota adopted a new building code on January 24th.  I covered a few of the most significant changes, but one of the bigger changes that I never[...]

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Inspecting Your Own Deck

As I'm sure you already know, May is Deck Safety Month, so it's a good time to talk about deck inspections. Is your own deck safe? Now is the time to check. If you're going to have[...]

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Common Deck Defects

May is the North American Deck and Railing Association's Deck Safety Month. This gives me a great opportunity to talk about what I look at when I inspect balconies and decks in Minnesota, and what the most common defects[...]

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