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        Picture of Goomba
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        We have a 5 year old 10'X12' wood deck that sits over a 3' wide pathway for run-off water. The underside of some of the PT boards are softening a bit, so I'm wondering how to handle this. Re-routing the water run-off isn't an option. During the dry season could I use marine paint on the bottom of the boards? Or maybe some better ideas? Thanks all,
         
        Posts: 31 | Location: Eastern TN | Registered: Aug 19, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
        Picture of Jaybee
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        With a constant supply of moisture trapped under the decking, it is only a matter of time before you have to replace the decking. No paint or sealer will stand up to that kind of abuse.

        There is a simple solution though - Go ahead and replace the decking and use a composite decking instead. A little costly up front, but short of not having a deck there at all about the only thing that will work.


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        Posts: 10454 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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