Inspection of Structural Integrity
For every resurface project we do, after we remove the old material from the deck, we ensure that the existing deck doesn’t have any major structural defects that will lead to the deck being unsafe or not to code. In this case, there was improper joist spacing, some rotted stair stringers, and the connection to the house needed to be shored up.
The Natural Beauty of Natural Wood
After the structural concerns were taken care of, we outfitted this deck with new cedar boards and new dividers. We feel that most of the time, dividers rather than lacing, make the deck look more professional and inviting. We then added a new cedar railing with a 6″ Top drink rail. Although maintenance-free decking is all the craze in the decking world right now, there is something undeniably beautiful about a well-kept, cedar deck.