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Black and Decker Deck Codes and Standards 2nd Edition: How to Design, Build, Inspect, and Maintain a Safer Deck

Bruce Barker

"Whether you are a homeowner, a builder, or inspector, [BLACK]DECKER Deck Codes and Standards] is for you...this excellent and valuable manual is highly ­recommended." --Library Journal, review of the first edition

National codes expert Bruce Barker accurately shows how to design and build decks right. Given that every year in the US more than 120,000 people are injured by deck collapses, and more than 50 die, following Barker's careful and detailed advice is not only important for passing inspection, but to protect against potential disaster.

Using the same common-sense approach he used in his best-selling book BLACK+DECKER Codes for Homeowners, Barker isolates the aspects of deck building that are the most frequent sources of trouble and shows--with photos, illustrations, and commentary--exactly how to do it correctly.

This updated edition is not only for DIYers who are building a brand new deck. National deck building codes have changed significantly in the past five years. If your existing deck is more than two or three years old, you'll want this detailed but accessible volume.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publish Date: Jan 21st, 2025
  • Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Edition: - 0002
  • Dimensions: 10.81in - 8.25in - 0.32in - 0.85lb
  • EAN: 9780760388167
  • Categories: Outdoor & Recreational Areas - GeneralDo-It-Yourself - CarpentryDesign & Construction

About the Author

Bruce Barker is president of Dream Home Consultants, LLC., a building inspection and consulting firm. He has built or inspected more than 3,000 homes during his 30 years in the construction and building inspection industries. Mr. Barker is a Residential Combination Inspector, certified by the International Code Council. He is also a licensed contractor in Arizona, Florida, and North Carolina.

Mr. Barker is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). He has served on the Board of Directors and was previously chairman of the Society's national Standards of Practice Committee. He was also vice president of the North Carolina ASHI chapter. Mr. Barker is a frequent contributor of technical articles to ASHI Reporter, Home Energy, Builder News, and other publications. Mr. Barker is also a member of the International Code Council.

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