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    Preventing decking water damage


    Any tips on how to reduce the risk of decking water damage?

    Asked by Patrick on 2nd Jul 2021
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    "Hi Patrick

    Best way to avoid water damage is to apply wood preservative coating on the decking which is water resistant this should be applied every year and will stop any water damage


    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Swift Groundworks

    "Hi there, I'd suggest a very good oil based decking stain. Always remember you get what you pay for so get a good one."

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Asap Landscapes

    "Hi I would highly recommend a good wood preserver. Or decking sealer. It will create a waterproof face to the wood. Not allowing water in so fast as untreated decking. Ronseal do a great decking preserver. You can find it at all good DIY shops. Hope this helps regards adam asap landscapes"

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    CB Property Maintenance

    "I would recommend a slight gradient away from the house (at least 1 brick below damp course ) and allow good gaps between to allow airflow"

    Answered on 19th Jul 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    TAG Housing Maintenance

    "Apply bees wax or any other wood protection thoroughly when fitting. Yo can buy from any good hardware place, just ask for wood decking weather protection"

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    Kevin flitton

    "Keep it oiled as much as possible to prevent damage don’t put water based decking treatment on"

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    C m williams

    "Leave a small gap between bards, also put Turan underneath wood as will stop weeds coming through and will let the water through. Col"

    Answered on 11th Jul 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Bodan Home & Garden Services

    "Sealant, stain, and paint can all be applied to a deck for different degrees of protection. Sealants are primarily used to protect against moisture damage. They contain waterproof or water repellant properties and have a thicker viscosity than stains."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    nick rogers

    "Try to avoid any part touching the ground I usually cement the rafters so they sit off the ground and allow an airflow under the boards.
    make sure there is a slight fall away from the house or anywhere that water can get trapped"

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Andy, s garden/house maintenance

    "Put some decking sealer like ronseal decking sealer, and re seal it annually so it would lock out the moisture, to prevent water soaking into the cracks."

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Oct 2018 - report

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