his manual, published in cooperation with the International Code Council (ICC) and written by Cheryl Anderson, Frank Woeste, and Joesph Loferski, is intended for use by home inspectors, renovation contractors, consulting engineers, homebuilders, and building code officials interested in the inspection of residential wood decks built with conventional framing lumber. Homeowners who own wood deck structures will also find parts of the manual helpful in the proper maintenance of wood decks. Information includes:
The appendix contains additional information on the “pick test” for detecting early surface decay, information on deck attachment issues, a sample report of a comprehensive deck inspection, and lists of accredited grading and lumber treating agencies. The sample report includes sample calculations with details on where to find the necessary information.
Copyright 2003, 8-1/2 by 11 softcover, 76 pages, #7243