Bad board replacement

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  1. Aug 19, 2018 #1

    t_bell40

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    I am wondering whether i should replace whole boards or just section thats bad. ???
     

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    Going to make a guess, was this deck built close to grade or over an old slab?
    Reason I ask is it's rare to see pressure treat wood rot out like that unless there's no air flow under it so it can dry out.
     
  3. Aug 21, 2018 #3

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    No. It has 18 to 20 in crawl space under it. Deck wasn't being maintained when I bought the house. Not sure how many years ago it was built. I've owned the home 12 yrs. I have stained the deck every year since I have owned it. I am hearing people say replace whole boards. Guess that is what I will do
     
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    That's what I'd do it would make it more structurally sound.
     
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    When you have boards off you want to do a critical inspection with a screw driver on the joists, if they are bad as in soft, it may be time to go a little further with the repairs.
     
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    K. Thnx all. Im supposed to be building a new home next spring. I'll be selling this house then
     
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