Originally Posted By: dbush This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
Since I am still a newbie, short of trying to peek through the lattice holes, how do I check the joists & joist hangers for a deck or porch that has lattice around all the openings. Does anyone take the lattice off, or do I just note inaccessible because I don’t want to replace the lattice if I break it.
Originally Posted By: jremas This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
A Sawzall, pick-bar and a sledge hammer allow access to any part of the home. But seriously, after carefully checking to verify they did not leave a loose section or hinged section, I do not take them apart for the same reason you are concerned, breaking it. You can also try digging a tunnel underneath it.