Oct , Shoring up an old deck with new supports with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE

Start by using a hammer and pry bar to remove the old deck boards You can also insert a long board between the decking and joists to pry the old deck boards loose After all the old decking and nails have been removed, pull a string or extend a straight board on edge across the floor joists to make sure the joists haven t

Nov , Home improvement expert Ron Hazelton shows how to remove old decking and replace it with new deck boards, as well as how to use deck clips and elminate nail heads For more decking and outdoor projects, visit http

Adjust the deck profile to better conform to as built documentation requirements Video Applying Structural Deck Profiles Select the Composite Deck, and on the Properties palette, click (Edit Type) For Structure, click Edit Note To preview the appearance of the compound structure as you modify the profile, click Preview.

An old deck with a sound structure doesn t have to be torn down You can remove the worn out decking rails and then replace it with new, low maintena.

Repairing a small area of your deck can save you time money If a cosmetic issue, remove the plank, flip and refasten If repairing a damaged joist, support the deck on one side of the deck or it could crash, and match the wood replacement with similar type pressure treated lumber This guide will teach you to safely repair

I would like to change the direction of the decking boards on my deck and am in the beginning process of redoing my deck One question that I have is.

Aug , The deck floor was no longer in the same plane, nails were popping like a pan of Orville Redenbacher, and the cap rail had bowed into the shape of a miniature ski slope It was time to get out with the old deck boards and in with the newthe new being low maintenance composite decking Skil s Mag

DIY composite deck Unlike wood decking, a composite deck is durable, low maintenance, and won t crack or split Watch this video to find out DIY friendly Enhance decking, Hideaway hidden fasteners, and Transcend railings Composite decking being installed on a porch floor Installing Composite Decking.

Aug , Make sure the board you are cutting on deck is up high enough from the one just behind it I accidently cut the board just behind the cut board when pulling back on the skill saw Duh! No to bad and thankfully expectations were not high Hope that saves someone else who s expectations are higher or not

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