Can you remember how amazing your decking area looked when it was first installed and stained? How proud you were to have such a great looking outdoor area to relax with family or to entertain friends? But now we are a few years down the line. Your decking has seen multiple parties, numerous evenings enjoying a barbecue or a few glasses of wine. Your kids have used it as everything from a pirate ship to a place to escape away from the ‘oldies’. So is it any surprise that it’s not in the same condition anymore?
When considering deck repair costs, it is of course much cheaper to repair and replace individual broken planks than to replace the entire area. Broken planking can happen as a result of a number of factors. Moisture getting into the wood can weaken the structural integrity of the plank and then constant movement of people on that weakened board will eventually crack or break it. If you notice any broken planks – which will invariably be in areas with high footfall – then we advise to get them repaired as soon as possible as they are a potential danger to users.
If your deck area is made from wood, then it is going to be susceptible to some form of rot. There can be a number of reasons for rot to develop. If there are areas of your deck where water collects and pools, if the area where you live is subject to wide changes in temperature, and if leaves from trees in your garden get in between the planks, then these can all allow fungus or bacteria to develop which then breaks down the integrity of the wood itself. Omaha Deck Contractors can treat deck rot professionally and replace any planks beyond repair.
While a lot of people think that the biggest threat to your decking is the weather, the possibly surprising fact is that your biggest threat comes from insects and in particular, termites. You may notice some of your decking feeling soft underfoot or even sounding hollow. Termite infestation can render your decking dangerous and if left untreated, they can even spread to your actual house. The first thing to do is to call a professional pest control service to get rid of the termites. Once they have been eradicated, you can call Omaha Deck Contractors to repair and/or replace any damaged areas.
Of course, it’s not just your actual deck planks that can become damaged and need repaired. There are multiple components to your decking system and all of them need occasional inspection and repairs if needed. Any metalwork, including screws and nails, may have got rusty and will need replaced. Stairs, banisters, handrails, and even roping if used, may have got damaged over time and will need checked on a regular basis. We can carry out all types of deck repairs to the highest of standards and at competitive prices.