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Fixing up a deck

Herzart | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi All,

I am getting ready to do some up keep our old deck once the weather warms up. Our second floor deck obviously needs some fixing with two of the supporting 2×4 beams and it’s sister beams rotting which is causing two ‘soft’ spots and even sinking one part of it. When you walk on the deck. I really do not want to throw too much money into the project but rather do a fix that can last two or three years while we save for a brand new deck.

Any tips or suggestions?


  1. sueb | | #1

    You may want to post this on the woodworking forums.  Here on the threads forum the only advice you're likely to get is to cover it up with fabric !

    1. Harrisdog43 | | #2

      If he is walking on a second floor deck with softspots, he may be beyond posting anwhere ;>)

  2. mygaley | | #3

    I'm standing up for you finding the sewing forum!  When I go to my forums, I get building tips and I don't know why.  Galey

  3. Teaf5 | | #4

    I'm a sewer, but my father taught me carpentry, so maybe I can help. His advice would be: "Whatever you do, don't walk on a second-floor deck with any soft spots in it!" By the time you notice damage in a wooden structure, there is likely to be far more substantial and dangerous damage you cannot see, most likely in the struts and supporting structures. Until you can afford to tear it down and replace it, block off the access and make sure no one walks on it!

    1. mem | | #5

      my goodness I hope we hear from Herzat again!!!!!!!

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