Ipower wahsed my two decks today and found several decay
spots. Both decks have been left unwashed, untreated, under
snow, rain, sun for three years. I wondder if there is a
good solution to repair these damage spots without replacing
the wood. These spots are mostly abouy 6-8" long. But not
sure if there are damage inside the plank that does not show
through the surface. I wash these spots reallyt good, also
bleached them. It seem the surface withstand the pressure
quite well. I really hope I don't have to replace the wood.
You can probably patch them to look good, but they will not be structurally
sound. What happens when you put a foot through the deck after it gives
way? Or if it happens to a guest and you get sued?
You can probably re-enforce them from underneath. That is going to be as
much work as just putting in a new piece. Check the joists for rot also.
You may be on your way to a replacement if the rot has spread.
well it's about time....don't you think?
> Both decks have been left unwashed, untreated, under
what kind of wood IS your decking?
> These spots are mostly abouy 6-8" long. But not
If the pressure washer didn't blow through the other side
chances are .....it is not rotted.
are you planning on staining or clear coating the deck?
Now that it's been cleaned....are you going to wait another 3 years to clean
Ummm.. so sorry.. been bad..
Seriously, this news group has inspired me in so many ways.
I started to care more about my dwelling and begin to take
pride on things I did by myself. I really appreciate your
help (and understanding :-)
I guess it is pine. More than 5 years old. They are there
and in good condition when I moved in. I had a neighbor kid
washed it once but did not stain.
another 3 years
I would like to stain the wood slightly darker than the
natural color. Afyter some inventory, I found a few items
left in the garage by the previous owner of the house. I
may be able to use them:
- Two 1 gallon cans of Olympic WaterGuard waterproffing
- One Thompson's Wood protector Clear Preservative
- One Wolman Rain Coat Water Repellant
- One Behr Natural Seal Plus. Green power treated wood
So, it seems to be another outdoor day. What shall I do
next? The deck is sparkling clean and dry.
Eager in Upper Marlboro
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