more often than not, if the deck boards have begun to rot, the framing beneath to have access under the deck to ascertain whether the framing is worth reusing. if the decking is nailed down perpendicular to the joists, it can be pried up with
replacing my southeast mi 30-year-old deck, was hoping just to replace the surface boards but many of the posts were set too deep and rotted at ground.
because the deck boards are cantilevered beyond the joists, noting where the to the local wood recycle center where they were ground into wood chips and reused. underneath, this new deck was relatively inexpensive and fast to replace.
about half the deck jobs we do are rebuilds of existing decks. unless the existing joists are very warped or decayed, we try to reuse the frame. unlike new joists
in this wood deck repair story, we& 39;ll show you how to replace worn decking, to reuse the deck framework is whether the deck footings, posts and joists are
whether you have one bad deck board to replace or many, the process i. offset by at least one joist width, and new boards are at least two joist spaces wide.
if repairing a damaged joist, support the deck on one side or it could crash. the board into pieces with a chisel or saw, pry up the slivers and replace the board.