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Keeping Water Out of Decks Professional Deck Builder

May 1, 2012 Predictably, our climate causes a lot of water-related problems, making good flashing details paramount to the longevity of decks and the houses they are attached to. . for water mitigation. The main points are to keep all joints shedding water and seal any penetrations in the wood where water might sit.

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How to maintain and caulk teak decks on boats.

Never caulk a deck without masking off the wood. This is rather obvious however I have heard of people flooding the joints and deck with sealant and then sanding the sealant off the deck. A teak deck can last for 100 years but not if treated this way. Especially decks fastened from underneath (the best technique) since the

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deck - Sealing seams between outdoor composite decking - Home

It's aluminum decking and it's far superior to composite decking. It's made to use as a water tight deck above patios or other decks but we used it everywhere including our front porch. Don't worry about the aluminum getting hot in the summer, it doesn't get any hotter than wood or composite that's laying in

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CR4 - Thread: Caulking for Wooden Deck

If you seal all of the water out, it will cause the wood to contract, leaving cracks. So you might have to apply a thin second coat to fill the cracks after a month, and then paint. Splinters will be non-existent but it converts a wooden surface to something like concrete over a wooden floor. Still subject to cracking,

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How to Seal a Deck DIY

Learn how to select the right stain or sealer to protect your outdoor deck. If you've opted for a clear or lightly tinted deck sealer to keep the grain of your wood deck showing through, good for you. Few surfaces can compete with the natural beauty of wood. But your good intentions come with a DIY challenge: wood decks

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wood - How to seal seams between wooden deck rails? - Home

Miter joints are almost always susceptible to expansion issues like this. It's worse when exposed to direct moisture and heat. Caulking isn't going to entirely stop that from happening--may make it worse if it clogs the joint and leads to worse separation. Some ideas: Fabricate a metal wrap and drip ledge for

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How to Seal Deck Rail Gaps Home Guides SF Gate

Gaps in the railing of your deck don't necessarily reflect a structural problem, but you should fix the gaps promptly. Decks are often made of treated but unfinished wood that expands or shrinks as the temperature and humidity change. This can lead to gaps that can gather dirt, provide homes for insects and catch

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US6336300B1 - Device to divert water from deck - Google Patents

If the Patterson expansion joints were installed flush with the top surface of the deck, water and debris would remain upon the surface, thus leading to deterioration of the deck boards. In contrast, the present sealing devices each provide a central upper channel therealong to capture runoff and debris and guide it to the edge

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Sealing the Hull to Deck Joint

During the winter of 2000-2001 I made my first attempt to seal the hull-deck joint. Mark Cole (Echo, hull 54) sealed his boat by loosening all the nuts on the bolts in the hull-deck joint, driving wooden wedges into the joint, and pumping 5200 in between the hull and deck. It worked for him and it sounded like a good plan, so I

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Rebuilding a hull-deck joint - YouTube

Jul 13, 2012 Practical Boat Owner rebuild the hull-deck joint on Hantu Biru, their Snapdragon 23 Project Boat.

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Types of Boat Deck Sealants and Their Uses - GetMyBoat

This article touches on the basics of deck sealants, offers tips for use, and presents information about wooden deck sealing. More of an adhesive than a sealant, polyurethane is recommended for permanent bonding because of its adhesive strength and useful for hull/deck joints and bonding through-hull fittings, but is

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