Repairing Wood Deck... Only Six Years Old
We have a ground level deck installed by a contractor. He assured me there was no problem placing it directly on the ground. My heel went through the deck this week. We noticed the rot and were planning to replace with composite decking. There is no insect damage just plain old rot. I noticed lots of pine sap bubbling out of the decking when it was new. I wonder if it was just bad lumber. I have read numerous sites with negative comments about Trex, Evergrain etc. I also read Consumer Reports. Since treated wood that was sealed with oil based stain rotted this quick, I'm still going to invest in Veranda from Home Depot. I usually don't shop at the big name stores. But, can't be any worse than the contractor installed mess I have now. We are doing the work ourselves.