i solved the new pressure treated deck board shrinkage and alignment problem by: installing the new deck boards against each other without gaps. within 3 weeks the new boards shrunk and opened up a 1/8 in gap between the boards. ripped about every 6th board lengthwise to maintain the spacing with the old boards.
use this southern pine deck board to create your perfect deck. it has been cut to maximum length of 20 feet. it has been pressure treated to protect the deck against rot, decay, and termites. dimensions - 1.25 in x 6 in x 20 ft; can be painted or stained; pressure treated to protect against rot, decay, or termites; 15 year lifetime limited warranty
he thought about the cost of replacing the deck, staining the new boards, sealing them afterwards and every other year to follow, and the likelihood that hed still end up pulling splinters out of his familys feet, and ended up demolishing the deck within a day and did it again at his next house.
pressure treated deck pricing and installation cost checklist. get at least 3-5 estimates before hiring a pressure treated deck contractor estimates are typically free, unless its a service call for a repair.
if the damage is extensive, it might be necessary to replace the entire deck, which can cost $8-$50 or more a square foot for pressure-treated wood and $25-$75 or more a square foot for composite lumber. what should be included: the first step is to inspect the entire deck, to determine what needs to be done.
composite decking may cost nearly twice as much as pressure-treated decking, while exotic hardwoods 4 cost even more. for example, you may pay $3,000 to redeck with pressure-treated lumber, $6,000 for composite, and $9,000 for an exotic hardwood. this is for the complete removal of your current decking and replacement with new decking.
we removed the existing flashing on this deck because it was aluminum, which corrodes when it comes in direct contact with treated lumber. we replaced it with a galvanized steel product designed specifically for deck ledger boards. an 8-ft. flashing costs about $7 at home centers.
on average, deck removal costs between $5 and $10 per square foot depending on the size and condition of the deck. if you have a multi-level, built-in seating, or railing, removal prices will increase. an average 12x12 deck that consists of 144 square feet costs between $720 and $1,440 to remove. cost to replace deck boards