09 Feb Check Your Deck
Keep your family safe by checking your outdoor deck every year!
Look for water stains where the deck ties to the house. Ongoing water leakage can lead to wood decay, weakening the deck structure and the house. If you have any doubt about the structural integrity of the deck, call a pro to investigate.
Look for nails that may have popped up or some loose boards. We prefer screws or ring shank nails. Make sure you use fasteners rated for pressure treated material. If not, the nails may rust off due to the chemicals in the treated lumber.
Check your railings for loose areas.
Rid your deck of moss and mold. Pressure washers are effective. Remember, if you see wood damage, like raised fibers, increase the distance between the spray nozzle and the decking.