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Another deck collapsed today

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  • #580363

    Doobie
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    Of course nobody knows who the contractor who did this work years ago is. No permit!

    #580397

    Bad form on the building of that thing. I don’t know much about construction, but that is even below the standard of the average joe handyman job.

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    #580401

    Masterbosch
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    Wayne, NJ

    So even though looks new doesn’t mean it’s new 90 years is a long time for wood

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    #580426

    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I posted about this deck collapse at the beginning of this page of this thread. I just found this article with the cause determined. we seldom ever find out the cause of these failures that make the news. It is always informative and a learning experience to know the “Why”.

    In this case it was the failure to replace the deck ledger and fasten it properly when the decks were replaced in between 13 and 25 years ago. The contractor replacing the decks relied on the 90+ year old ledger board and the 90+ year old nails that it was fastened with. The article states “the nails were very corroded….”

    here is a link to the article in the Hartford Courant with the complete article.

    http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-trinity-porch-collapse-report-20160929-story.html

    My local Irish bar had a benefit show to collect money for the families of the kids that went down. That was a funn hight.

    Dirty

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    #580455

    Boschmanbrian
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    Montreal , QC, Canada

    Wow, can’t believe they did not replace the ledger, and use proper fastening, just thankfully no body lost their lives,
    I am definitely not a deck builder, but those are two things I definitely would have looked at.

    #580468

    Wow, can’t believe they did not replace the ledger, and use proper fastening, just thankfully no body lost their lives,
    I am definitely not a deck builder, but those are two things I definitely would have looked at.

    Makes you wonder about old houses where everything is original, but LOOKS to be in good condition.

    #723917

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Old thread but this seemed to fit best here.

    I saw this , with another deck failure. It is that time of year. From the photo, I would say a failure at the ledger board, either the attachment to the house or the joist attachment to the ledger.

    https://krforadio.com/deck-collapse-in-se-rochester-injures-resident/?fbclid=IwAR3xwnVrlhMDCfxmLxPFwOztvnLMuajMgdGKagV4W3qr0UXDRqda992pwwU

    #727283

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    And another one, The ledger board was nailed to the house. Father and son were repairing it (to an extent) and it collapsed. Life threatening injuries to the father (neck and ankle).

    https://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/man-seriously-injured-after-deck-collapse-in-forks-township/1086048713

    https://www.toolsofthetrade.net/fastening-tools/deck-collapses-under-contractors_o?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=Article&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TOTT_071619&

    Don’t let this happen to you

    #727301

    GTokley
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    Madoc, ON

    And another one, The ledger board was nailed to the house. Father and son were repairing it (to an extent) and it collapsed. Life threatening injuries to the father (neck and ankle).

    https://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/man-seriously-injured-after-deck-collapse-in-forks-township/1086048713

    https://www.toolsofthetrade.net/fastening-tools/deck-collapses-under-contractors_o?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=Article&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TOTT_071619&

    Don’t let this happen to you

    Very sad to see that some one got hurt over some one else taking short cuts. Thanks for sharing this story.

    Greg

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    #727304

    Miamicuse
    Pro
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    I am not a fan of ledger boards. Given a choice I would go for full support on all sides from the ground and have either no ledger board or have the ledger board be an redundancy.

    #727309

    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    A second floor deck that’s some height.
    Plus the landing on a wheelbarrow. Don’t even want to think about it.

    #727311

    Doobie
    Pro

    You could see all the decks were the same built along that row. The grey one beside it looks like it is abut to fall too just seeing how angled it is from the others.

    #727346

    cmeyer25
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    Bellingham, WA

    You could see all the decks were the same built along that row. The grey one beside it looks like it is abut to fall too just seeing how angled it is from the others.

    That’s the scary thing – they’re probably all just a moment away from the same thing happening again and again…

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    #727361

    Miamicuse
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    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    You don’t know what happened that caused the collapse though.

    Was it the original construction, wood rot, corroded fasteners etc…and the new contractor breathe on it and boom it collapsed?

    Or the new contractor didn’t brace or support the structure adequately during the repair when things were taken apart?

    Or a combination of the two.

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