1Inspect the Wood Structure
- 1.1Ensure that support structures like rim joists, intermediate joists, and pillars are in good condition.
- 1.2Examine the wood elements touching the ground for signs of rot.
- 1.3Inspect all railings and confirm that they are solid.
- 1.4Make any necessary repairs or replacements.
- 1.5Check the tightness of all nails, screws, and bolts. Replace protruding or loose nails with screws.