Breakfast On The Balcony?

Structural Integrity Is Your Balcony Safe? Have you ever noticed cracks, sagging or distortion on a balcony? Should you be concerned about safety or is this just normal wear and tear? The picture to the left shows a crack that is the result of the balcony sagging due to inadequate construction. The sagging also caused the concrete….


Stairways and Decks Aren’t Safe Unless their Railings Are Secure

Your Home | Volume 35, Number 1 You’re standing in the basement waiting for a friend, who is following you down the stairs. Missing a step, your friend reaches for the railing, which breaks away from the wall. This will not end well for your friend, who may be seriously injured or worse; and it….