Tips for a Long-Lasting Deck

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Decks are an excellent addition to your home. They provide a wonderful outdoor space to relax and spend time with family and friends. In this video, you will learn how to make your new deck last a very long time.

The first thing you should keep in mind when deck building is the type of wood you use. The number one cause of decks failing is moisture.


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Moisture can soak into the wood and cause rotting to occur. This rotting can compromise the structural integrity of your deck. This is why choosing the right type of wood is important. You will want to get wood that is infused with copper. This copper-infused wood is resistant to water and will prevent rotting. This will vastly extend the life of your deck.

The next tip is to use an end sealer on posts. The wood can either be dipped or painted with the sealer. This sealer will extend the life of your deck by sealing up the end grain. Lastly, it is a good practice to use joist tape to seal off vulnerable spots from the rain. This includes on all joists and ledger boards. The tape can simply be peeled and stuck right to the top.

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