Trex Trouble

ramonaAugust 25, 2009

My contractor installed a Trex deck of about 1,500 square feet for me

a few years ago. Now it is buckling. My son thinks it is doing that because

dirt from the oak tree is filling up the gaps between the boards. I have taken a blade and cleaned out the gaps in the boards but the deck is still wavy. Can we unscrew the boards and cut them to make them shorter and reinstall them?

I don't want to ask the contractor because he proved to be an idiot and I am

still trying to fix things he did around here.( ( My personal favorite, he

installed new, expensive wood doors and window without painting

the tops and bottoms.)

There is also a Trex deck at my ski condo and that is buckling, too.

Do all these decks buckle?

I would appreciate advice on what to do now.


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I've got a four year old Trex deck with no such problem. I guess it's something I'll have to look forward to.
You shouldn't let debris accumulate in the gaps. Trex may not need staining or sealing maintenance but I personally think you should give it regular clean-up maintenance. Maybe the debris held moisture and caused the buckling.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   August 25, 2009 at 12:45PM
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