Put that bad patch of plywood behind you with this deck-repair project. 1. Locate the seam lines around the edge of the damaged plywood piece. Line the straightedge up with the seams and make a cut through the anti-skid coating with a utility knife. 2. Use a square to mark the corners around the ...
2. Apply a deck cleaner to the area if the wood is unfinished. Apply a deck stripper instead if the wood is finished. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to ensure the product is effective.
A Story About When To Replace A Deck. Are you wondering if your deck just needs a minor repair or is it time to be replaced? If so, this deck story will help. It walks you through the process of discovering what to look for to determine when a deck can be repaired versus needs to be replaced.
Wooden decking that’s rotted badly warped or cracked and split may be so far gone that replacement is the only sensible solution. This video demonstrates how to remove old deck boards and replace them with new material. It features the use of invisible fasteners or clips to avoid noticeable nail or screw heads on the surface.
Navigate to the first article: Restoring a Wood Deck. In the first article, you checked your deck for rot. But if you found some, you can't just send your deck out for a month of rehab in a clinic. You need to deal with it yourself. And that can range from replacing just a board here and there to replacing the whole deck.
I’ve stabilized the deck addition and will now build a full height temporary support post and jack up the deck to replace the 6×6 deck post. This project is continued from How to Pull Together a Sagging Wood Deck. Also see the project introduction in How to Repair a Sagging Wood Deck if you’ve just landed here.
A deck adds usable, outdoor space to a home. But it is exposed to the elements 24 hours a day. A deck must endure direct sunlight, ultraviolet radiation, rain, dirt, hail, snow and foot traffic ...