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During an inspection we always check to make sure that the deck is secured to the house with lag bolts where needed. We look for joist hangers and footings below the support posts. On the deck in the picture the stairs where in good shape except for the fact that the stair railings could kill you…I’m not sure I would go down these stairs in icy winter conditions…would you grab the handrail OR would the handrail grab you?!?