Depending on the age of your deck, it could be time to get a new one. Check out these signs to diagnose if your deck is in dire need of replacement. If it is, then don’t try anything on your own – call the experts at Honeysuckle Nursery and Design instead!
The Posts Are Rotting
Unfortunately, many older decks are made of wood will start to rot. Rot can ruin your fence, but did you know it can also undermine the integrity of your deck posts? A newer deck will be built with composite materials and concrete supports. However, older decks are built differently, so that the support posts are on the concrete footings and more often than not, aren’t pressure-treated. This means that they are more vulnerable to water damage. Rotting posts will lead to the deck collapsing, and you don’t want that to happen to you.
Railings are Shaky
Shaky railings are another sign of instability. Unstable decks are unsafe and will need repairs or replacements posthaste. You can have experts re-secure the nails holding the railings in place. But that is only a temporary fix, because, at some point carriage bolts, nuts, and washers will hold the rails in place more securely.
Ledger Boards are Insecure
The ledger boards could also be too loose. Without these boards, your deck won’t stay attached to your home. Eventually, the deck will completely detach and fall off. One way to keep this from happening is to have decking experts come to inspect your home and repair the ledger boards as necessary.
GET A BRAND NEW DECK FROM HONEYSUCKLE NURSERY AND DESIGN!
With Honeysuckle Nursery and Design, you will get construction and maintenance crews on site who have a minimum of 10 years of experience in all types of deck design and deck construction. Our designers will work closely with you to understand how you want to use your space so that we can make the most of your entire site – multiple deck levels, screening for decks, built-in benches, grill areas are just a few of the unique designs we can incorporate into your new deck. We are committed to providing complete customer satisfaction and will work with you on every step of the way to be sure that you are happy with your new deck.
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