The old deck was, well, old. It was also not safe because the attachment to the house was not done correctly when it was originally built. After noticing the old deck was pulling away from the house the owner called Whitmer Decks for an inspection. He wanted the tenants to have a safe deck. He also took the opportunity to provide them with a little larger deck. A good landlord appreciates good tenants! We had to do a little extra work because of the house framing, or lack there of, but the result is much better than an additional beam.