No matter how well your deck was built, and irrelevant of the quality of the material used, your deck will eventually need repairs. Some of those repairs, you can do by yourself, but others need the professional touch. That is where we come in.
Of course, not all deck repairs are needed because the deck is old. Some contractors do a shoddy job when they are building and installing a deck, some even do bad repair jobs. If you find that your deck needs repairs, then it is better to act sooner rather than later.
We repair all types of deck, no matter the material or condition. We have years of experience in deck repair, along with deck builds and installation. Since we know the process from start to finish, we know what to look for and how to address any problems.
There is no job too big or too small. If you feel that you need a repair professional, give us a call and we can determine if it is time to send one of our deck engineers.
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Why Is Deck Repair Important
As UV rays penetrate the wood, moisture can get in easier. And, as moisture gets into your deck, the wood starts to rot and weaken. When you think about the components of your deck, the boards, handrails, steps, and structure, you can imagine how dangerous it becomes if one of those fails.
By repairing your deck, you eliminate problems before they become accidents. Taking care of your deck means that you are ensuring the safety of your family. Repairs also prolong the life of your deck, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors for longer.
To Hire Us
At Atlanta Decking Pros, our goal is to build decks in Atlanta and surrounding Atlanta metro areas.
Reasons why you should choose us:
1. With decades of experience, we’ve seen it all when it comes to deck building and can handle anything.
2. Unlike many contractors, we actually answer the phone and always act professional.
3. Nobody is more experienced at building outdoor living spaces for the whole family.
5 Signs You Need To Repair Your Deck
The Supports Start to Rot
It is good practice to take a look at the structure of your deck every three months. Pay particular attention to the areas which are not usually seen. As you are using your deck, you will notice the condition of the deck boards, handrails, and any other visible structures. Every three months, you need to go underneath, if you can, and check the supports.
While damage on top of your deck can be easily fixed, damage to the supports needs a professional touch, and we do not recommend leaving this problem as it can cause the deck to collapse.
If you find that there is water damage in the support posts or beams, then give us a call and we can talk you through what to do next.
One of the most common deck problems is cracked or splintered boards. As UV and moisture penetrate the boards, they weaken and expand. This causes the boards to crack and splinter. While this is usually not seen as a major problem, it can give you a nasty splinter if you are not careful, and the board will break over time.
If you only have one board like this, you can fix it yourself by replacing the board, or sanding and sealing it while the crack is small but, if the problem is recurring, then it may be time to give us a call. The problem may go deeper than just superficial damage, and we can help to repair the problem so that it does not happen again.
You want to enjoy the safety of your deck without having to worry about slips and falls, but some decks can pose more problems than they solve. If the wrong material or finish was used, then the deck can become slippery, especially when it rains. If you are not sure on your feet, or your deck has stairs, this can pose a major problem.
If you do find that your deck is slippery, then we recommend not using it until the problem can be remedied. Thankfully, it can usually be fixed easily. The best thing to do is give us a call and we can troubleshoot the problem before sending someone out to take a look. It may only need a new finish on the wood, or it could involve the use of a different material.
Termites feed on dry wood and can weaken the structure of wood over time. When termites arrive, you may not know until it is too late. For the most part, they keep to themselves, but there are some signs that you can keep an eye out for.
Termites make a clicking noise, so if you hear that on your deck, give us a call. You may also notice that your wood sounds hollow when you step on it. You can test this by tapping on the wood and listening for a hollow sound. If you start to notice holes in your deck wood, or wood close by, it could be termite tunnels. You may also notice small, black, powdery marks. If you do, you may be looking at termite droppings.
Gaps Between Deck & House
If you notice a gap between your deck and your house, especially if you have an elevated deck, then it is time to act. This could be an indicator that your deck has shifted. If you have a floating deck, then it is essential to have it looked at before the deck shifts more.
Even if you have another type of deck, you should still have it looked at. While decks close to the ground can have these gaps filled and they are generally fine, any raised deck has the potential to shift so much that it becomes dangerous. If you can feel the deck move when you are on it, stop using it immediately and give us a call.
The quicker you deal with a small problem, the less chance you have of creating a big problem.
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We Repair Decks, Patios, Porches, And Shade Structures
We have the experience and knowledge to repair almost any deck, but our years of building yard structures also means that we are able to repair almost anything in your yard. Along with decks, we also repair patios, porches, shade structures, and more.
If you have a structure in your yard that may need a repair, give us a call and we can help you to figure out the next steps. Our experts are ready to fix your problems, so you can get back to enjoying your life.