Decking Repair and Treatment

It’s a wonderful time of year to enjoy our gardens and we wanted to share some tips which will help with repairing your decking

 

REMOVING NAILS AND SCREWS

Remove nails or screws from the damaged decking board using a crowbar, screwdriver or drill. If the screws won't come out, carefully remove parts of the board with a chisel to allow you to get to the screw or nail..

INSPECT THE JOISTS

Inspect the joists underneath for signs of rotted wood. Repair and reinforce joists that have soft, discoloured areas with rotted wood.

 REMOVE ROTTED PARTITIONS

Use a hammer and chisel to remove any rotted portions of joists.

APPLY A SEALER

Apply a thick coat of clear sealer to the damaged joist. Let it dry, and then apply a second coat of sealer. Cut a reinforcing joist from pressure-treated timber.

ENFORCE THE JOIST

Treat all sides of the reinforcing joist with a clear sealer and let it dry. Position the reinforcing joist tightly against the damaged joist, and attach it with galvanised nails driven every two feet or fasten it with 3 1/2-inch galvanised deck screws.

CUT REPLACEMENT DECK BOARD

Attach the reinforcing joist to the ledger and header joist by angling the nails or screws and cut replacement decking boards that match the existing, using a circular or handsaw.

APPLY WOOD STAIN

Use wood stain that is the same colour as the rest of the decking and apply stain to both sides of the board and the edges.

ATTACH NEW DECKING

Position the new decking and attach it to joists with galvanised deck screws or nails. Make sure the space between boards matches that of existing decking.

If you need any assistance with repairing or replacing your decking. please feel free to give us a call

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