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Old 08-24-2014, 10:47 PM  
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When I worked in a treatment plant many years ago, all timber was incised and green poles were if the were fir but most poles were cedar and treated with penta, the brown stuff. Incising a pole was fun, it was like swinging a sludge hammer that stuck where you put it.
But yes treatment might be different for different wood.


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The poly wraping the timber on the ground ,I thinjk yes. You wouldn't bring it up onto the sheeting like they did. Your sheeting will want house wrap so vapour can get out.
I think they build all that with treated and you won't need that just the stuff that sits on the ground and could get wet for insurance..

I think we can come up with something to correct the deck. Are the deck boards screw or nailed down? I wiish they had come into the 1900s when they built it.


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The deck is nailed.
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You will first want to have a close look under the deck board from under where they meet the joist against the house and make sure there is no flashing there.
If it's not there you want to open the insulation cover and inspect the rim floor joist for water staining and softness, use a screwdriver or awl if you have something like that. Yes all of it.
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