Bad board replacement

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joecaption

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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.
 

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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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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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