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Deck flashing errors & deck collapse & deck/balcony flashing repair advice: here we provide a case study of the effects of missing or improper deck connections and deck flashing details leading to structural movement, risk of imminent collapse, rot and building leaks at the deck ledger board and at the building to which a deck was attached.
We include an explanation & illustrations showing how to install or repair flashing at the intersection of a deck or balcony when water can not be allowed to pass below that structure.
Our page top photo shows a rotting, collapsing residential deck whose deck ledger was separating from the building, threatening imminent collapse. Readers will also see that the deck railings were unsafe (open) and that no building flashing was installed.
This residential deck was very unsafe and should not be walked-on nor should people stay below it as it could collapse at any moment. This photograph and other photographs and text in this article were provided by ASHI home inspector David Grudzinski.
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Dangerous Rot & Collapse Risk When a Deck is Not Properly Flashed
Photographs and text about this rotting, collapsing deck case study were provided by David Grudzinski, a professional home inspector in Cranston, RI.
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