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DEAR TIM: I’m starting to have some rot issues with my ten-year-old deck. Not only are some of the treated wood decking boards having rot issues, but I’m also noticing that the tops of some of the joists are showing severe rot where the decking screws pass into the tops of the joists. The rot […]

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Treated Lumber Rotting TIPS Treated lumber does rot - it's a dirty little secret the industry keeps Preservatives might not be formulated correctly Products are available to minimize water infiltration into treated lumber DECK COLLAPSE VIDEOS - watch them below CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: In just a few […]

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Synthetic deck sealers and synthetic technology prevent wood decks from rotting and growing algae and mildew stains. Clean and seal decks immediately after installation to prevent problems.

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Many deck sealers don't perform as desired. Some deck stains start to fail just a month after applying. As part of an ongoing deck stain test, you can see some of the results after just seven months of sun exposure.

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Algae can grow in a number of places. It grows on roof shingles, shaded decks and steps. Do you know how to remove algae? Oxygen bleach is an easy way to remove algae and it is safe for the environment.

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If you build a deck with Trex decking, it might not be as maintenance-free as you might think. Large patches of white fungus and different species of mushrooms have been found growing on the underside of the decking.

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Outdoor Fire Pit Ideas DIY TIPS Plan seating area to look at great view beyond fire pit Be aware of wind direction - avoid smoke in your face Large fires get hot - be sure seats are far enough away Embers can catch wood decks on fire CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY […]

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Wood Deck Resurfacing Ideas and TIPS Exotic hardwoods decking is hard to install and seal Sun and water ruin traditional treated lumber WATCH deck cleaning video below for non-toxic deck cleaner. Composite decking and railing is what I now have CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: My wood deck sits […]

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Cracked Treated Wood TIPS Treatment chemicals evaporate causing cracks Seal with synthetic-resin sealers - See my test results below WATCH wood epoxy video series below Apply sealer within days of installing treated lumber CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: Over the summer I ripped up the old boards on my […]

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Cleaning and sealing any outdoor wood is not much different than doing the same thing for a wood deck. Outdoor wood tables, chairs, fencing, wood playsets, arbors, etc. all take the same abuse from Mother Nature.

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