Each style of porch, deck, and balcony offers its own difficulties during construction and ongoing hardships dealing maintenance. Complications during construction or poor construction to begin with create many legal issues once these structures fail, resulting in various types of injuries, from muscle sprains to spinal damage.
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What Causes Porch, Deck And Balcony Collapses? In 2003, a crowded porch collapsed in Chicago, killing thirteen partygoers and injuring many more. Witnesses reported seeing beams tearing away from the wall.