Are you enjoying the warm summer sun? Your backyard can be the perfect place to relax outside, and have fun with loved ones. However, in order to keep your yard looking as good as you feel, you’ll need to take care of your deck. It may seem like a big task, here are 4 steps you can take to keep your deck in good shape:
Repair Your Deck
Your deck should be inspected for signs of age and any damages from weather or use. Some problems you might find are wood rot, mold and mildew growth, and even broken boards. Rot and broken boards can be dangerous and destabilize your deck. It’s always a good idea to have professionals come inspect and repair any damages you might notice.
Clean Your Deck
Even if there isn’t any mold and mildew growth on your deck, you should still clean it regularly. For a deep clean, you can use a pressure washer with a cleaning solution. While it’s the most efficient way to do it, you’ll want to keep the pressure washer on a low setting if your deck is made of softer wood. You can always wash by hand with soap and water too!
Seal Your Deck
Sealing your deck is a great way to prevent rot from the weather and increase its lifespan. Spring is the best time to seal your deck, but it’s a big project that requires a lot of time to complete. A job like this one is best left to professionals who know what they’re doing and can get into those hard to reach areas for a full seal.
You can contact our dedicated team here at ESPJ Construction if you have any questions or concerns about how to maintain your deck. We can also help you create a raised patio, an option with a longer lifespan than a wood deck. Don’t wait!