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Grass Valley, CA 95945


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Chico, CA 95926


Deck Sagging

Deck Sagging

Why Do Decks Sag?

In most cases, sagging decks are completely preventable. The reason most decks sag is because they were built improperly in the first place. There are certain soils that may not be suitable to support a deck when not treated properly, and over time your deck will start to sink into the soil.

Some common causes of sagging in wooden decks include:

  • Poor construction: If the deck was not constructed properly or with the right materials, it can start to sag over time.
  • Age and wear: Wooden decks can start to sag over time as a result of wear and tear, weather exposure, and natural aging.
  • Overloading: If the deck is regularly overloaded with heavy objects or too many people, it can cause the deck to sag or collapse.
  • Moisture damage: If the wooden deck is constantly exposed to moisture or water, it can start to rot or weaken, leading to sagging.
  • Foundation issues: If the deck’s foundation is unstable or not level, it can cause the deck to sag or tilt. (Source)

In addition to being a major eyesore, sagging decks can actually be dangerous. They tend to get worse over time, so if you notice your deck beginning to sag it’s best to nip that problem in the bud. We’ve heard and seen some horror stories over the years of decks that were allowed to sag until they completely collapsed. Your friends and loved ones will be using your deck, and you don’t want any of them to get hurt. Getting the deck fixed or replaced is your best bet.

You probably don’t want a deck or a porch to have sag since it can be dangerous.

Call Jackson & Sands Engineering, Inc., we can help you get the lift you need! (530) 715-7184


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