No. of Recommendations: 0
I didn't mean to be so short in my last post. I was taking a break from mucking out my road ditches. (one of my all time favorite things to do)

The problem with old decking is the boards tend to rot first on the underside where they come in contact with the framing and the penetrations from the fasteners just speeds up the process. So if the top side is showing rot there is a real good chance that it's a whole lot worse underneath.

Untreated decking has a shelf life no matter what you do to the top and eventually it has to be replaced. I think your brother is trying to run up a rope here and all his hard work is just going to disappoint him.


Print the post  


Disclaimer - Please Read
A message about professional advice.
Useful Resources
Our Home Center has all you need to make buying and owning a home a great experience. Get or refinance a mortgage and much more!
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.