How to Know if Your Deck is Rotting

If you follow our recent blogs, you will know that we are now offering deck services. We are very excited for these new offers and have found that our customers are thrilled as well. However, we know that many people are not aware of the signs to look out for when it comes to needing a new or upgraded deck. One issue in particular that we want to highlight is the possibility of a rotting deck. You see, many decks are made primarily of wood, and overtime, wood— especially older materials— can begin to rot from the weather and outdoor elements. This can negatively impact the structure of your deck and can lead to safety concerns. 

So, if you have a wooden deck, what signs should you be aware of? How do you know if your deck is rotting? Let’s take a look:

  1. Soft/ spongy wood— Is the wood of your deck becoming weaker? Do you notice soft spots? This is a sign of rotting wood, and if you answered yes to these questions, call for a free inspection as soon as possible.
  2. Termites— Termites and other insects will flock to rotting wood. If you suddenly have an infestation, there is a good chance you are dealing with rot.
  3. Chips and cracks— Has your deck begun to crack or chip? If so, it may be rotting and reaching out for a free inspection could help you avoid safety issues.
  4. Mold and mildew— Have you noticed any mold or mildew growing in or on your deck? If so, this is a good sign that it is rotting. 

If any of these signs sound familiar to you, you have nothing to lose by reaching out for a free inspection. Whether you need a deck update, a new deck, or advice on what to do next, give us a call today and we can help set you on the right path! 

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