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The dangers of home decks

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One person died and several others were injured this weekend after decks collapsed. Both happened just hours a part in Marietta, Georgia and Hoover, Alabama.

A contractor in Albany says it's important to make sure your deck is up to code so you know how many people it can support. Always check your deck for signs of rotting or wear and tear.

"Use a sharp instrument and press into the wood to see if there is any rot," said contractor, Nick Giggey.

If you have questions about your deck, call a licensed inspector or general contractor to make sure it's up to date with residential codes.

If you live in an apartment complex, you can call the office and check the last time it was inspected.

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