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Replacing An Old Deck

2 Materials
$4100
1 Month
Medium

Our covered porch was in need of a watertight decking because the crawl space was directly under the deck surface. We found a product from Deckorators that fit the bill.

Installation took several weekends and a week of vacation time, but the result was better than expected!

replacing an old deck

These are the stairs we had before. They had been painted several times before.

replacing an old deck

The deck boards were in such bad shape and warped, we had to keep an old outdoor rug on them.

replacing an old deck

My husband removed the rails first.

replacing an old deck

After that, the decking was removed. Notice, you can see the crawl space below. We needed a watertight decking material to keep the rain from getting into the crawl space.

replacing an old deck

We used Deckorators composite decking with a flange between the boards.

replacing an old deck

It was so nice to get to this point and have the decking done! The stairs were next.

replacing an old deck

Once the stairs were done, cedar rails with metal balusters were added to the porch deck and stairs.

replacing an old deck

Stairs and railings are finished. We plan to add caps to the posts.

replacing an old deck


replacing an old deck

Stop by the blog to see more details on how the porch was installed.

https://www.diydesignfanatic.com/2019/06/the-new-porch-at-mountain-cottage.html

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  • P74
    on Aug 8, 2019

    The deck came out fabulous ! Enjoy it ! Are those wild turkeys on your property ?

  • Jan
    8 days ago

    how do I get the view??

  • Diana Deal-Andrews
    2 days ago

    The instructions on your makeover says you used Deckorators watertight composite decking, I looked at their website and I can’t find anything that says watertight, I’m asking because I want to redo my deck, and I have a patio beneath the deck, but no roof over the deck as you do, so is it really watertight as mentioned or will I need a ceiling system underneath if I want my patio to stay dry?

    • Diy Design Fanatic
      30 minutes ago

      Dianna, I think it was only available for this past year. I cannot find it anywhere either! I think there is another company that offers it though. Contact Deckorators and see if they have an answer for you.

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