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.
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.
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.
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.