To support Mayor Clyde Haulman’s proclamation of the month of May 2014 as Building Safety Month, City of Williamsburg staff will provide free deck inspections to residents. The deck inspections will be done without penalty or notice of violation. According to the National American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), more than 40 million decks in the U.S. are more than 40 years old, and age and inadequate maintenance are leading causes of deck and rail failures.
Building codes address all aspects of construction, from structural to fire prevention, plumbing and mechanical systems, and energy efficiency. To ensure buildings are safe requires the active participation of code officials, fire inspectors, architects, builders, engineers, contractors and others in the construction industry, as well as property owners.
Founded by the International Code Council (ICC), Building Safety Month (BSM) is celebrated every May as a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures.
“During Building Safety Month and all year long, building safety officials are here to help protect you, your family and our community,” said Matt Westheimer, Codes Compliance Administrator for the City of Williamsburg.
To schedule an inspection, residents should contact the Building Inspections Office at 220-6134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org