Project: Residential Deck Water Damage Repair, Fraser Valley, BC
The photo of the damaged joists (see attached pdf) shows an example of a very common scenario and an unpleasant learning experience.
The joists under the wooden deck boards had deteriorated to the point of instability and shows vividly that all wood rots if not protected from the elements…even treated wood. Although the deck was less than 15 years old, it required a complete rebuild.
When the deck was rebuilt, it was constructed with adequate slope for water flow drainage and was protected with Duradek Ultra Cork vinyl.
The new deck’s Duradek vinyl surface, with proper cleaning, will likely last for at least 15 – 20 years. The wooden deck structure could be there for 2 to 3 times that long now that it is properly protected.
In addition to the cost to the homeowner, when a wood deck rots, the environment takes a hit when another tree is cut down. Not to mention, tall that rotten treated wood that leaches chemicals into the landfills.
View or download the .pdf version of Case History #134 for complete case history with installer details and before and after images.