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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….

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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….

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