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How do I get rid of moisture under my deck?

How do I get rid of moisture under my deck?

A better way to draw away water and protect the wood in your deck is to install a drainage system under the deck during construction. A quality under-deck drainage system such as Trex RainEscape is installed OVER the joists, so no water comes in contact with the wood that supports your deck.

What do you put under a second story deck to keep it from dripping onto a patio below?

Vinyl. A vinyl under deck system provides an affordable option. The panels are snapped into place under the second story decking. The materials allows rainwater to collect and drain in an area away from the lower story.

Should you put plastic sheeting under a deck?

No, putting plastic under a deck is not good for the deck. Plastic under the deck will trap moisture, increase rot and attract insects to your deck. Landscape fabric is a better alternative for stopping weeds from growing under the deck while allowing water to drain. That’s the short answer.

Is an under-deck drainage system worth it?

Although an under-deck drainage system adds a few more dollars to a deck construction project, most homeowners feel it is well worth the investment. After the first rainfall, the homeowner quickly realizes the value of having dry outdoor living space to enjoy during bad weather.

What is Underdecking?

Underdecking is an outdoor ceiling system, or a ceiling beneath a second-level deck. Underdecking systems provide drainage for multi-level, raised, and/or elevated decks as well as a nice finishing touch to outdoor living spaces.

How do you enclose under storage for a deck?

How to Build a Storage Area Under a Deck

  1. Attach tapered furring strips to the bottom of the deck floor joists to direct the water in the desired direction.
  2. Screw sheets of corrugated metal or fiberglass roofing to the furring strips to act as a roof over the storage area.

How do you make plywood waterproof?

Yes, you can make plywood waterproof by spraying it with liquid latex, waterproof paint, or varnish. You can also coat it with epoxy sealant or hard-drying oil to seal it and make it impervious to water.

How much does it cost to install Duradek?

$12-$16 per square foot
Expect to pay anywhere from $12-$16 per square foot for installed Duradek. To get an estimate for your deck, request a quote from us online or call 1-866-934-2599. When we quote your project, we consider many factors such as re-sheeting, the correct slope of your deck, flashing, and door/post wraps.

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