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Trex Trouble

Posted by ramona (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 25, 09 at 10:02

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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RE: Trex Trouble

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: Trex deck

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