How can I fix a buckled composite deck board?

by Fran
I have a composite deck and the contractor missed contact with the nailer on a few screws in one of the boards and it buckled. I am having the deck enclosed and the guy actually tried to unscrew that piece entirely but he Couldn’t get all of the screws out and was afraid it would crack at the end if he tried to get the whole board out so I just let it go. So now they have the framing down and sealed but it is really bothering me. I am mostly concerned about my youngest grandchildren tripping when walking over it and I was wondering if there is anyway a portion of that piece can be cut out and maybe a new section put in or if it can be shaved down. It’s been a few years so the contractor is long gone. Any suggestions? Thanks, Fran
  3 answers
  • Thomas Bailey Thomas Bailey on Jun 09, 2018

    buy a new board and replace it correctly

  • William William on Jun 19, 2018

    If you can remove the board try turning it over and rescrewing it.

  • Fran Fran on Jun 20, 2018

    No it was much more Serious when we took two boards up. The contractor had 2 2x 12 nailers in there and he never joined them together so one of them actually sunk and buckled the board. it was a nightmare trying to get them even enough to put a new board down but we managed to get it to the point where you don’t trip when you walk over it. Thanks🙂