Deck, Fencing, and Walls
Preserving Your Wood Deck and Structures
Natural wood that is not protected begins to deteriorate the moment it is exposed to nature's elements. The ultraviolet rays of the sun, moisture from rain and snow, and various fungi soon take their toll.
Finding a leak in a roof deck can take time, but it isn't difficult. Often leaks don't occur at the waterproof membrane, but at adjacent connections. The ticket is to find out where the leak is coming from to determine whether a repair can be made.
There are so many different types of fencing: wood, stucco, masonry, metal, chain link. This discusses wood fences. Wood is wood and whether the wood is used for a deck, a fence or a gazebo, there is one common fact -- wood and water don't mix.
Wood Retaining Walls
A wood retaining wall often doesn't get noticed until it begins to topple. Wood retaining walls are considered temporary, but their life expectancy can be improved by keeping the wood as dry as possible.