Having a deck put in or replaced is very expensive. Making sure to have regularly scheduled maintenance to keep your dock or deck looking great and extend the life of the wood in paramount.
Any structure built on or near water takes extra special care due to the environmental elements inherent to the area. Regular inspections of your dock and deck to ensure a sound structure is very important. Dock Options can perform these inspections for you and offer services to bring your dock or deck back up to tip top shape. Here's just a few things Dock Options can do for you:
- Replace splintered, rotted or dried-out, cracked wood slats.
- Check all the bolts, nuts, nails and other metal fasteners used in the dock for rust and corrosion and replace them if they are causing the dock frame or top to loosen.
- Inspect the connection of your dock to the shoreline, reinforcing it with environmentally sound materials as needed.
- Test any stairways up to the shoreline to ensure their safety. Repair them when necessary at your first opportunity to prevent injuries.
Regularly scheduled pressure washing of weather worn dock or deck surfaces helps clean and brighten them to keep stains, algae or fungus from getting a good grip. Pressure washing your dock or deck is not as easy as you might think. If the pressure is too high, the surface of the wood could be destroyed. Too little pressure and your dock or deck cleaning will not effectively remove all mold, mildew or dark stains.
Dock Options can have your dock or deck looking good as new. Will pressure washing my deck restore it? Yes, it could. Cleaning the dirt and grime away will reveal the color and clarity of the wood grain. Cleaning and brightening your deck will also bring back the contrast of the wood grain.
The wood restoration is not limited to docks and decks. If you have a fence that is showing signs of age and weather, it could benefit from a similar pressure washing facelift. Taking care of your wood surfaces adds to or at least maintains the value of your property. Also, other surfaces like concrete and vinyl can benefit in the same way from a deep, thorough cleaning.