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The Deck Project

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I leaned over on the edge of my porch to pull some weeds, and the end board fell off. Rotted.




So I started pulling away rotted boards, and found many more.




So I pulled the decking off. The stringers were a bit rotted.






And today I put on a new floor.






And tomorrow, I'll rebuild the bottom of that post.

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For now, I'm just going to replace the bottom. It gets pretty involved at the top with some accents, so I'm going to wait. My problem is that there's a leak in the roof which is letting water come down into the post and causing my problem.


My contractor looked at it and said it wasn't termites or a bad fungus, and the rot didn't extend too far. Most of the stringers are good hard wood. I added some 2x4s to the inside to give new support for nailing the flooring. Hopefully, if I fix the roof and it stays dry, I wont have a problem. At least not for 20 years or so.

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