Not just a sprinkler monkey

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    So what wood do you use for decks that endure?
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Decks rot; I've tried fir p.t. joists with flashing and clear western cedar decking and still have had problems, though the better the material and up-keep, the longer it will last. Decks are like sprinklers, they need service.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Construction materials shouldn't need service. They should endure.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Decks have a exemption. The only way REALLY to do a deck is a polymer coating (with non-skid walnut shells added) over marine-grade plywood, using stainless nails or screws.
     
  5. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    Decks need maintenance just like the rest of the home.

    I install redwood, cedar, and of course trex type products. Some of the older trex rots, but the newer stuff is supposed to hold up better.
     

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