In this episode of the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) Podcast, DPS Customer Support and Outreach Division Chief Gail Lucas talks to DPS Field Supervisor Jeremy Shupp about the permitting and inspections process for decks, including what an inspector looks for when assessing the condition of a deck. Their conversation provides important information for homeowners, especially as many of us are spending more time on our decks this spring and summer. Learn about the importance of properly maintaining your deck and how the DPS website is the place to go for more information and guidance about decks, including a deck maintenance checklist. We hope you enjoy their conversation and learn something, too. Please send ideas and questions for future DPS podcasts to email@example.com.