what screws for rotted step


I've got a front porch with one soft step from water damage. I want to quickly put down a layer of plywood temporarily so it can be walked on without caving, until I get the chance to completely redo the whole steps. What kind of screws should I use? Or would maybe 12p coated sinkers be okay for the short term?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Use a few nails of any reasonable size, but anchor the new piece down with generously applied construction adhesive. The end result will be much firmer underfoot and perhaps a bit safer. Best to do it when everything is thoroughly dry. Joe
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Tom wrote:

Nothing more permanent than a temporary repair. Don't make it too pretty, or you will find reasons to put off the rebuild till the snow flies. Plywood is the wrong material, BTW- narrow strips break easily when they get wet a few times. Use a couple pieces of 2x4 or 2x6, or even 5/4 deck boards. For a truly temporary repair, I'd just use flooring/siding nails of an appropriate length- no point in making the demo any harder than it has to be.
If you don't feel like relearning how to lay out stringers, the Borg deck aisle has a nice selection of precut stringers and treads that make the rebuild job painless. BTW, measure the height and depth of each step before you screw it all together - they make some assumptions about how it will be installed that may not apply in your case, and you may need to clip 1.5" off one face, or add a sleeper at the bottom. DAMHIKT.
--
aem sends...

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.