How Safe is Your Deck?

So far this summer in Montgomery County, there have been two major deck collapses. One in Germantown where six people were hospitalized and another in Rockville where two people were hospitalized.

MyMCM spoke to Jeremy Shupp, the program manager for Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services, about how to know if your deck is due for maintenance:

Every May, to celebrate Building Safety Month, Montgomery County DPS offers free deck inspections to residents in Montgomery County. Most of their inspection is visual, so you don’t need to be a professional to know if your deck needs repairs. Here is the checklist DPS uses to inspect decks.

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‘Mass Casualty Incident’: Deck Collapse Hospitalizes Six With Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Two People Sent to Hospital After Deck Collapse in Rockville

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Deirdre Byrne

About Deirdre Byrne

Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.


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