Tips for All Stages of Home Remodeling and Renovating

3 Common Deck Problems And Their Solutions

Decks are an integral part of the marina. They provide users with a means to get from the shore and into their boat safely. Without a deck, it can be quite difficult to gain entry into your craft. However, decks are often exposed to the elements of the world on a regular basis. Because of this, they end up wearing down and deteriorating. Thankfully, there are simple solutions to some of the common problems that deck owners face today.

Water Damage

Since your deck is going to be placed in the marina, it is a little difficult to avoid contact with water. It has to go in the water to be properly mounted and affixed in place. Most of the time, deck owners never think about sealing the wood on their deck before putting it in place. Even those who do have their deck sealed need to make sure it stays sealed. This means going out and resealing the deck every few years. Regardless of what sealant you put on your deck, it is going to end up deteriorating and wearing down at some point or another. If you notice the water isn't beading on the wood any longer, it is time to seal it again.

Faded Color

Over the course of time, your wood will end up losing its color. Instead of being a nice brown, it turns into a dull gray from all of the debris and damage to it. A wood cleaner can often restore the majority of the color to your deck by removing all of the grime responsible for the discoloration in the first place. Wood brightener also helps to restore color. When done, make sure to seal the wood to prevent fading down the road again.

Wood Rot

Rot occurs when the wood begins to fall apart. This is the last thing you want to happen to your deck. Beyond looking awful, wood rot can also destroy the integrity of the deck. If you notice signs of rot, you need to inspect your deck right away. It might be that you have a fixture that is causing the water to pool in one particular area and causing it to rot.

By bringing a professional like Abbott's Construction Services Inc. out to examine your deck and find out what can be done to preserve it, you can save yourself a lot of hassles and headaches down the road.

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Tips for All Stages of Home Remodeling and Renovating

When my wife and I were looking for a new home, we only had a few homes to choose from that were within the district we wanted our children to attend. That made it tough to find a home that was "perfect" for us, but thankfully, we left room in our budget to make changes to the home we bought. Thankfully, the home we bought was large enough for us to live in during the renovation process, although we did have to make our children share rooms until we added that bedroom we needed. We learned that careful planning is important to ensuring the final result of your renovation projects is exactly how you want it, and we dedicated at lot of time to planning. We learned so much during the process that we wanted to make a blog to share our tips and experience on!