Repair or Replace our deck - What to look for

 
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Repair or Replace our deck - What to look for
Written By: Kimberley Martin ~ 8/4/2022

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What should I look for is the most common question I get asked.

Here are a few items that may indicate that your deck may not be safe and/or need some repair and upgrades:

  • It has soft spots where the deck boards give
  • the deck sways side to side with a few people on it
  • there is some rot in the railing or the railing is wobblily
  • the steps have a lot of bounce to them
  • or my personal favorite – the deck boards have started to come away from the structure underneath.

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What should I do is the next important question? If you are handy and have time to review the codes to repair the deck then take the time to do so as soon as possible. If you are like most people and just do not have time or want to take the time – call a licensed contractor (make sure they have experience with decks and deck repair) and get them to come out and take a look. Most will do an initial consultation and estimate at no charge.


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