2 Jul 2013 In many cases it is not the deck boards that rot, but rather the treated lumber framing which is susceptible. There are however some fairly simple ways to extend your deck structure's life-span to potentially 30-50 years.
30 Apr 2014 Damaged or rotten decking boards are ugly, and they could be dangerous too. Luckily, they're incredibly easy to fix. This guide shows you how to repair them, which will help make your deck safer and give it a longer life span.
19 Mar 2016 I also have a PT wood deck. It was painted with that plasticy paint you're talking about when we bought the house. Noticed it rotting in most of the boards within the next couple of years and had to replace all of it. The paint let
8 Aug 2017 I'm starting to have some rot issues with my 10-year-old deck. Not only are some of the treated wood decking boards rotting, but I'm also noticing that the tops of some of the joists are showing severe rot where the decking
27 Jul 2016 Ledger boards are possibly the most important component of your deck; they hold up the side of the deck that is will eat their way through the wood and create paths that allow water in, accelerating the process of rotting.
23 Jan 2016 founder, Tim Carter, shows you step by step in this four part video series how to repair wood rot and SAVE hundreds and thousands of dollars. Go to: /wood-rot.
9 May 2013 Tip on a way I found to remove old deck boards much less painfully than what one might imagine in doing it. I'm fixing some rotting boards on my deck and this idea did the trick! I was thinking it was going to take a lot of time
1 Mar 2007 On this deck, water got between the fascia and rim, partially rotting the fascia and completely destroying the rim. But if you simply cantilever the deck boards one inch over the fascia you reduce the number of places dirt and
A little diligence and inexpensive tape help protect your deck from joist rot. He sees it all the time: deck joists rotting from the top edge down because the deck boards and debris keep them damp for weeks after rain. So he has two rot-fighting
2 May 2014 I'm no carpenter but in this climate I've learned that what you are saying regarding mating surfaces rotting because they can't dry out is I also staple this product on top of all the joists before attaching the deck boards.
If you want a close match between old and new deck boards, you'll have to match the species of wood. This is tricky, because weathered deck boards look alike. Remove a board, cut it with a circular saw, and smell the wood to identify the
Few things around your house take more abuse than your deck. Exposed to the harshest sun, driving rains, ice, and snow, a deck can only take so much before it needs some repair. According to the North American deck & Railing Association
On the other hand, rotting boards could be the indication of severe structural problems. To judge your deck's soundness, you need to make a physical inspection: eyes alone won't do the job. Begin with simply walking the deck, checking that it
2 Jun 2016 Because deck boards are laid flat, they face the brunt of the weather. Debris collects in the spaces between and stays damp, causing the deck boards to rot. Rot can compromise the strength of your deck, so it's a good idea to
15 Jul 2016 Unfortunately, most wood rot occurs in places that are hard to see—under the decking boards, at the ledger (the board that is attached to the house), on the underside of stair treads, and so on. If possible, crawl underneath the
12 Aug 2012 It's not recommended to fasten replacement boards to only half the width of the joist. deck boards are so cheap, why not just replace the whole board? 12' 2x4 is You should pre-drill holes before putting in the deck screws.
If your ledger board is infected with rot you will likely need to replace the entire deck. You may also need to repair portions of the house wall. If a few joists or some decking is rotting you may be able to remove and replace only the affected
6 Jul 2012 How to repair a wooden deck by replacing the rotten boards. In this case an accumulation of dog hair between deck boards contributed to the holding of moistu In this case an accumulation of dog hair between deck boards contributed to the holding of moisture and rotting of the deck. We used
26 Nov 2016 viewfromtop. Quickly and Easily learn How to Replace a Rotted deck Board on your deck! In this quick video you will learn how to easily restore your deck boards back to their original condition.
Cut replacement deck board. Repairing decking or Joists - Cut replacement deck board. Attach the reinforcing joist to the ledger and header joist by toenailing with nails or screws. Cut replacement deck boards from matching lumber, using a
Damaged or rotten decking boards are ugly, and they could be dangerous too. Luckily, they're incredibly easy to fix. This guide shows you how to repair them, which will help make your deck safer and give it a longer life span.