Can a deck that hasn't been cared for in two decades be saved?

Dale Noble
by Dale Noble
  4 answers
  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jun 23, 2018
    yikes! if the wood is in good shape and safe, the answer is yes! here are some ideas

    Sep 12, 2013 - Three days' work and $600 in materials save this deck from a catastrophic ending. ... From a distance, I could see that the joists weren't supported by a regular ... Association, more than 40 million decks are over 20 years old. › Forums › Breaktime › General Discussion

    Jul 21, 2014 - 4 posts - ‎3 authors
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  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Jun 23, 2018
    Have it power washed and stained.

  • Leah Leah on Jun 23, 2018
    If it is not rotten. You canreplace individual boards. To clean, use JoeMax and pressure sprayer. Will look great. Then use a deck sealer or deck paint. A more expensive sealer or paint will last longer.

  • Jul4699314 Jul4699314 on Jun 23, 2018
    We applied armorpoxy to a deck that was way older than 20 years and in bad shape. It's almost like a concrete surface after applied. That was three years ago, this year I applied rustoleum in brown and it looks great. The armorpoxy saved the deck, no doubt, just touching up this year and rustoleum seems to be a very durable product.