How to Replace a Rotten Deck or Decking
Learn how to replace damaged decking; includes details on hidden fastener systems and sealing decking
Wooden decking that’s rotted badly warped or cracked and split may be so far gone that replacement is the only sensible solution. This video demonstrates how to remove old deck boards and replace them with new material. It features the use of invisible fasteners or clips to avoid noticeable nail or screw heads on the surface. The article also shows how to stagger joints, trim decking to size after installation and suggests how to seal and stain wood decking to prolong its life and avoid damage from sun and water.
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