The Best Way to Repair a Deck in Sacramento
On a warm, sunny day, there’s nothing better than being on your deck with family and friends. Whether it’s having a cool drink or firing up the grill for a few burgers, decks provide plenty of opportunities for a good time. However, inevitably problems will occur with your deck. Loose boards and railings, if left alone, can lead to slips and falls that cause serious injury. For decks that are constantly exposed to moisture, rotting boards can also be a problem. 2×4 cleats, because they are so close to the ground on many decks, often rot quickly because many people fail to make sure they are sealed like all other parts of the deck. This can eventually cause the deck flooring to collapse, which can cause serious injury to whomever happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you find your deck is in need of repair, let us at Sacramento Handyman make your old deck new once again.
For people who live in areas where their decks run significantly downhill, sinking posts can be a major problem. Because posts bear the major portion of weight for a deck, if they start to sink lower into the ground they can drastically alter the deck’s appearance and greatly compromise its safety. Generally, this is a repair best left to the professionals. In many cases, posts that have had this amount of stress on them are cracked or broken, and floorboards or railings may also be damaged.
Needless to say, joists play a very important role in the safety of your deck. Responsible for supporting the flooring, over time they can become weak from weather exposure, causing them to split or break. If they do, chances are good you may find yourself falling through a hole, which can be very dangerous. If you suspect this problem with your deck, give us a call and let us inspect it for you. Depending on the extent of the damage, a few floorboards may need replacing, or in some instances an entirely new floor should be installed.
If you find yourself in need of deck repairs or any other home repairs in the Sacramento or surrounding area, give us a call at 916-472-0507 today. We will be happy to look at your problem and provide you with a free estimate for whatever issue you may be experiencing.