sep 30, 2015 rating: the deck is finished now by: bill thanks for the editorial comments. i ended up topping the joists and the surrounding frame to which they're attached with 1x3 strips of sienna p/t wood (flush on one side of the joist, leaving a 'lip' on the other side).
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there were a couple of joists that ended up getting replaced. once the deck boards, and any loose, crumbly material from the damaged joists was removed, it was a very simple repair. as the wood was dry, s-1 clear penetrating epoxy sealer was brushed on to the top of the joists, in the damaged area. gravity helped to get the s-1 where it needed
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the best deck drainage systems are installed above the joists. this will provide 100% protection of all the joists and beams from moisture penetration. this type of system also helps to hold the screws in place longer. if you’re building the deck yourself, choose an over-the-joist system that’s easy to install. use this handy chart for
let’s examine the features of this deck sealer. firstly, this deck sealer is water based: this means that it is easy to clean up and easily scrubbed away by soap. you won’t have to worry about the residue left behind by conventional deck sealers. it’s the best deck sealer for a mess-free finish.
joisttape self-adhesive joist barrier tape adheres to the top-side of deck joists prior to installing deck boards. also for use around deck support posts as well as over ledger boards. this self-adhesive joist barrier tape is a malleable polyethylene water-resistant lumber flashing material, utilizing a rubberized asphalt mastic adhesive.