A deck is a lovely addition to any home and provides an area in which the homeowners can spend time outdoors. A deck can be used as a grilling area with seating for lounging as well as having many other purposes. Over time, a wood deck can show signs of repair as well as the need for demolition. However, how do you know your deck is in need of demolishing? Read on to see the common signs that your deck is beyond repair and should be removed from the home.
A sure sign that your deck is in need of demolishing is when structural damage occurs. The deck frame can start to sag over time which can indicate there is wood rot due to water damage. The water damaged wood is more vulnerable and accelerated decay begins, which can affect the entire substructure of the deck.
Other common issues with decking that show signs of demolition needs include weak or loose railing posts, nails or screws that are not holding when secured to the frame, as well as rot that is visible on the outer edge of the frame. You may also find the surface of the deck begins to feel spongy when you walk on it, or there are soft spots that give way when you walk along the surface. If you have any of these issues, then you need to consider demolishing your deck and starting over with new decking or come up with another plan of action.
Seek Professional Assistance
If you are not well-versed in deck installations, you should seek professional assistance to see if your deck needs to be demolished. It is best to look for an expert opinion as you may be using a deck that could fall apart causing injury to family, friends or yourself. A professional demolition company that specializes in decking can easily review your deck and see what needs to be done.
Kloos Hauling and Demolition can assist you in removing old decking so you can start anew. If you are unsure if your deck should be demolished, make a “Kloos call” today to arrange an inspection and to get a quote.