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Question DetailsAsked on 9/10/2015

Has anyone experienced wood rot on treated lumber and cedar planking?

I have a deck rail and post that was built about three years ago. The post is treated pine and the top rails and vertical boards are rough sawed cedar. The lumber was painted with an exterior deck paint well covered. There was not any signs of insects or breaks in the joints. About 4 inches of the post at the top was completely rotted out and the miter joint where the top rails intersect the post. The vertical boards touching the top rail and post were rotted somewhat also. I am replacing the post, rails, and vertical boards with treated pine. Other than using galvanized or stainless fasteners and painting or staining what can I do to keep this from happening again.
The posts, rails, and boards on the other side of the deck are in great shape.

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Educated guess, adjust sprinklers to not hit the deck on sponged out side.

Answered 4 years ago by jccasper




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