How do I prevent weak boards in my deck?

by Sue
My 12yr old front deck has weak boards after I replace the weak boards, is there a wood treatment I can use on the entire deck to prevent anymore weak boards in the future?

  4 answers
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jun 20, 2018
    Not really. Weak boards are boards that are rotting out, usually from the middle and need to be replaced periodically.

    • Sue Sue on Jun 20, 2018
      Bummer, but thanks for the info. I wasn't aware it starts in the middle.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 20, 2018
    When you replace the boards, put on some waterproofing like Thompsons. You only need a thin coat, and you can also put it on the old wood. Let it dry completely before doing anything else to it, and be sure to waterproof the cut ends of the wood. But, alas, wood does wear out:\

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jun 21, 2018
    Thomsons is a good brand to use!

  • Sue Sue on Jun 21, 2018
    Thanks, nice having positive reviews before I try it. :)