If your deck is looking a bit worse for wear or has been damaged by the recent Brisbane floods, then it may be time to conduct some deck maintenance.
The first thing you should do is inspect your deck. Look for any signs of damage, particularly rotting timber if you were unfortunate enough to be a victim of the floods. Walk around and check for any squeaks, soft spots or sagging areas. Sometimes it’s a good idea to use a tool such as a screwdriver to poke any suspect boards or joints, because as wood begins to rot it gets soft. Pay particular attention to any areas of your Brisbane deck that have water stains, as these are areas that have most likely received regular dampness.
Of course, if you do notice any issues during your inspection, have them fixed before you continue.
Cleaning and oiling your Brisbane deck is a task that most do-it-yourselfers can handle with ease. There are three main steps:
Brisbane is blessed with a climate that allows you to maintain and finish your deck just about any time of the year. However, avoid applying finishes if wet weather is forecast. Particularly humid days are also best avoided as many finishes will take longer to dry.
For more advice and tips on developing and maintaining a deck, phone Outside Concepts on 1800 601 674 or go to our website (Deck Brisbane).