Rochester MN Home Inspector Reveals Unsafe Deck

In the attached video you will see a deck that has had years of neglect and deferred maintenance.   As a resultof this home inspection you will see that here are many issues that need attention. There is rot and fungal growth in the wood on the end plates and joists. The railings all around the deck were loose as the bolts securing the railing to the structure had backed out. This was a foreclosure home, and had been sitting empto for some time. Upon the home inspectors discussing the deck with the homebuyer, he stated that they were going to remove the old deck and build a larger one.