Patio or deck

Discussion in 'General DIY and Home Improvement' started by lj8576, Jun 18, 2018.

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    lj8576

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    I have an old wood deck and I am not sure if I should just have the wood replaced (the frame seems in good condition) or just rup it up and have a concrete patio poured. Any suggestions? Thanks
     
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    I refurbished a deck for a customer. I rented a floor sander and after sinking the nails and adding premium deck screws from home depot, being sure the deck is dry coated it with Behr deck over. Customer is happy. What you want to do is a personal and financial decision, there's no right or wrong for you.
     
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    Yes Zimmy your right. I got a decent quote for replacing everything but the frame so I think I will do that. Thanks for the input
     
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    A little more info. Be absolutely sure that the deck boards are dry. What I did for a customer has not failed for 2 years and if it would need recoating from normal wear from cook outs etc. you can just recoat it. There are several products for this type of application, I use Behr products because they are a premium product. If you use deck over from Home Depot follow all instructions and it will give you a nice finish. I found that the best finish is done by rolling individual boards at a time because the product sets up fairly fast. Work yourself towards steps or your house so you can retreat when finished. I rolled 3 boards at a time so I didn't get lap marks, It is put on fairly thick 1/2 inch nap. Now when I researched the product several yrs ago people complained about peeling. I haven't had any on my work because I didn't put it on damp wood. I didn't power wash the deck because I had to set old nails and then used a floor sander after I used decking screws to stabilize the boards. Good Luck on your project and I hope I have helped you.
     
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