Round Rock Home Inspector Discovers Missing Joist Hangers

Missing joist hangers on a wood deck.

Missing joist hangers.

Missing joist hangers where discovered on this home inspection

When using joist hangers, it’s critical that you use the proper size hanger and fill all holes with nails.

Do not split ends. A nail that splits the wood will reduce the joist’s carrying capacity. In critical situations, you can predill nail holes a depth of up to three-quarters the nail’s diameter. Double -shear connectors provide greater strength with fewer nails.

If you are buying a home, you need a thorough home inspector that will protect you from costly unexpected post closing expenses.  Your report will be complete with pictures of the issues. So don’t wait, schedule your inspection today and get the PEACE OF MIND you deserve when buying your next home! Schedule your inspection with Gateway Inspections 512 639 9905.

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