Here's your step-by-step guide to help you check the safety of your roof terraces, balconies, communal gardens and court yards!
Inspect your decking: Check for any signs of rot, decay, or damage. Look for any loose boards, wobbly railings, or rusted nails. If you have a wooden deck, look for any cracks or splits in the wood. Make sure that the deck is still level and hasn't shifted during the winter.
Check your fencing: Walk around the perimeter of your garden and check for any damage to your fence. Look for any broken panels, loose posts, or signs of rot. Make sure that the fence is still sturdy and standing straight. If you have a gate, make sure that it opens and closes properly.
Inspect your walls: If you have brick or stone walls in your garden, check for any signs of cracking, bulging, or leaning. If you notice any of these signs, it could indicate a serious problem with the structure of the wall, and you may need to call in a professional.
Check for damage from winter weather: Look for any signs of damage that may have been caused by winter weather. This could include fallen tree branches, ice damage, or erosion. Check for any areas where the ground has shifted, as this can cause damage to your decking or fencing.
Look for signs of pests: Check for any signs of pests such as termites or carpenter ants. Look for small holes in your decking, fencing, or walls, as these can be signs of insect activity. If you notice any signs of pests, you may need to call in a pest control professional.
Take action: If you notice any damage or potential safety hazards, take action as soon as possible. Repair or replace any damaged or rotting wood, and make sure that your fence or wall is still sturdy and secure. Consider hiring a professional if you are unsure of how to make repairs safely.
By following these steps, we can ensure that your decking, fencing, and walls are safe and secure after winter. We will check for signs of damage regularly so we can catch problems early and save you time and money in the long run!