Aug 18, 2018

Answers to Frequently Asked Decking Questions

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling 651-989-9226 or texting 81807.  Here’s must-know information from our in-house deck specialist, Luke Panek, shared on 8.18.18.

The upfront cost of a wooden deck is substantially less than that of composite deck.  However, long-term the costs of maintaining a wooden deck can quickly leave a homeowner feeling overwhelmed.  If ignored, a cedar deck can become weathered and even have moss growing on it.  When this happens, a deck can be restored if the proper steps are taken.  Pressure washing the neglected deck can allow you to determine if there are any areas that have become decayed. The ends of the deck boards are the best place to commence your assessment because this is often the first place where rot materializes.  If the ends of the deck boards are soft to the touch, they must be removed and replaced with new deck boards.  After that, the deck should be sanded which will cause the new and old boards to better blend together.  Next, a deck brighter/refinisher product should be applied, followed by a deck stain.

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Another common deck quandary is the heaving up of decking support posts in the winter months. This occurrence is a result of extreme expansion and contraction of the soil due to notable Midwestern temperature swings.  In order to remedy the issue, temporary supports must be added so that the old deck footings can be replaced with new ones in a slightly different location.

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"We had Luke from Lindus come out to give us an estimate to demo our existing wood deck and replace it with a low-maintenance, composite deck. We were very impressed with his proposal and ordered one.  The deck turned out fantastic. We specified treated lumber framing and Azek® for the decking and trim. Color coordinated steel railings and integrated stair and post lighting complement the project. The crew couldn't have been better.  We are totally satisfied with the deck and with Lindus." 

Gene R.
White Bear Lake
August 23, 2018

"It went well overall."

Chuck G.
Forest Lake, MN
August 3, 2018

"I had two windows and a wooden balcony replaced. Both projects finished quickly. Extremely pleased with the quality of the work and friendly staff. I would recommend Lindus without hesitation."

Mary Jo C.
Eagan, MN
August 1, 2018

"The workmanship and professionalism of your installation crews have been great."

Bruce V.
Mendota Heights, MN
June 4, 2018

"So much fun to be in my new 4 season porch and watch my birds and flowers.  Randy & Tristan, uncle and nephew, sure know to interact and of course, tear down and build it up again.  I love looking at it all done."

Lynette T.
Columbia Heights
May 27, 2018

"I've been using Lindus Construction for many years, because EVERYTHING they do, they do well. They have put on gutters, a new roof, siding, windows, doors, a new deck, and even drain tiles. Everything is done perfectly. I've tried many contractors in the past. None even come close to Lindus."

Dan O.
Blaine, MN
May 21, 2018
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