Be High Maintenance
The best way to protect your deck from summer festivities is to do regular maintenance on it. You should start at the beginning of the season by checking for loose or rotting boards and protruding nails, which need to be replaced or repaired tout suite. You should also check for splintering wood, and sand or replace that as well. Not only are these hazards to your guests and your family, but eventually the surface will deteriorate to the point where you have no choice but to replace the deck.
- "Choose the Right Look & Deck Protection." Thompsonwaterseal.com. June 30. 2012. http://www.thompsonswaterseal.com/how-to-protect-waterproof-wood/step-by-step-guides/clean-deck/
- "Deck FAQ." Fairharborhome.com. June 30, 2012. http://www.fairharbor.com/home_deck_faq.htm#Maintenance%20is%20Recommended
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