It’s been a busy week and a half. Rebuilt a section of rotten deck. These are always a bit art and a bit craft. You have to find some way to tie into the remaining deck, which usually should have been torn down too. Inevitably though the homeowner can’t afford to, or doesn’t want to, or it’s lipstick for a sale and you have to work with what you are left with. You also have to find some way to make sure the new part is not glaringly better than the old part, or it highlights all sorts of sins.
These deck was originally built with a lot or randomness. Joist spans from 46″ to 30″. Decking nailed to 2×4’s on the flat side. Scary really.
I’m back to the same place this week to tear out the bathroom, including the subfloor. Not looking forward to this one, have to watch out for rats, cuz there is lots of evidence they are around. Started with the demolition today. That included, unfortunately, the demolition of my tire. Must have run over something from the old deck