Apart from adding value to your property, a deck is very useful as you can spend time out with friends, or just relax and soak up the sun. decks experience high traffic and this is why it is important to keep them in tip top condition. if your deck is cracked, warped, or infested with moss or dry rot, it can become an unsafe place to be on, but not to worry because aMaximum Construction is here for you. We have experts deck builders that trained on how to repair a deck.
However, it is important to know and understand how to repair a deck. In this blog, we share how to repair wood decks and prevent problems to keep your wood deck functional and beautiful.
Check Deck for Problems
It is important to regularly inspect and maintain your deck as this helps in finding an issue early and fixing it before it turns into major deck damage. Some of the things to inspect may include:
It is important to alway inspect the floorboards and make sure that they are evenly aligned as they may pose a tripping hazard. You can move protruding nails flush below the surface or check any handrails to make sure they are strong. Also, examine the nails, screws, or bolts that attach the deck to the property and inspect if they are not loose.
Inspect the wood deck and examine if there are badly cracked or warped boards. Also, pay special attention to the handrails, posts, sills, and joists as well. Make sure there is splintered wood on exposed boards.
Check the deck for dry rot, as this fungal growth gets inside the decking and eats up the wood, resulting in permanent damage. Pay special attention to shrunken boards, spongy, discolored, musty odor, or boards that are soft.
Check the wood deck for debris including leaves and pine straw as they can result in staining and holding moisture that can promote mold and mildew to form. Makes sure the deck is free of debris by proper cleaning and trimming trees that overhang the deck.
Repair the Deck
If you identify any of the wood deck problem areas, it’s time to call aMaximum Construction to fix them before they become a major deck repair problem. Here are tips on how we repair a deck:
Dealing with cracked decking
For a wood deck affected with small or bigger cracks, aMaximum Construction can perfectly repair it for you. While it can be due for a new coat of stain, our experts can use a roll-on deck re-surfacer to perfectly fill in the cracks resulting in extending the life of the deck. If the boards have begun to split, our deck builders can replace the damaged boards.
If your wood deck is having badly split or deteriorated wood, Our deck builders at aMaximum Construction can replace deck boards for you. Deteriorated wood can be a result of dry rot, so any board that is affected must be replaced to avoid the problem from spreading.
Removing damaging growths
aMaximum Construction can help you eliminate mold and mildew on your deck, using some of the best solutions around. Our deck builders are trained and experienced in dealing with damaging growth removal.