I realize this is a REALLY nice deck and stairs–for Barney the dog–but shouldn’t they have been thinking about him in his old age–when he might need a ramp, a guard, a handrail or a mat?
This is just one example of the strange things that people do for their pets. In some instances these installations become rather easy points of entry for “others” besides the family dog. Kicking in an opening like this is very easy, and if the doggie-door is in the house door, it is quite common to easily reach the locks on the inside from the doggie-door–much easier and quieter than breaking glass.
Of course dealing with Cujo once you have entered his trap is a whole nuther issue.
Van Hibberts, CMI
Certified Residential Building Code Inspector ICC-5319905
Florida-State Certified Master Home Inspector Lic. #HI 89
Certified Owens-Corning Roof Data Technician
Florida-Certified Wind Mitigation Inspector
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