Building a treehouse is both fun and challenging, but if you want to ensure the final product is safe for occupants, there are a number of safety steps you should take. Before you start hoisting wood into your favourite tree, make sure it's ready. Let the following tips guide you:
1. Start with a visual inspection of the tree
Before you load a tree with a house that is going to hold your children or yourself, do a thorough visual exam to ensure the tree looks safe.
If you have a dead tree in your yard, you need to have a tree service come to your house, assess the tree and help you remove it if needed. However, you don't necessarily need to remove every dead tree in your yard. If a tree specialist says it is safe to keep the dead tree in your yard, you can leave the roots where they are and turn the stump or trunk into something useful or decorative.
Summer is over, and winter will soon be here. In particular, that means cold and wet days are on their way. Now is the time to replace any broken fence posts before winter moisture arrives. Once moisture seeps into damaged timber, it can cause rot, and that will make your fence weak. If it rots enough, the fence could become dangerous due to the threat of collapse. As a new home handyman who has not bought treated pine fence products before, there are three main pointers you need to know before you choose the timber you are going to use.