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Thu, 4 Mar 2010

There are many things to consider in the maintenance of your current deck. One question facing some is what to do when you want to make additions to your outdoor decking? Of course this depends on what your decks plans are, but one item to consider is the careful combination of old materials versus new materials. PioneerLocal.com focus on this issue brought to them from a reader's question:

Q: Is there a synthetic wood veneer that I could install over the top of my pressure-treated deck, or will I have to tear the deck out? The structure itself is still in good condition -- I just don't want the hassle of tearing off all the wood decking and taking it to the dump.

A: You can install composite deck boards over what you currently have, but there are some things to consider. Make sure the present deck has good drainage with large enough gaps between the existing deck boards to allow for water runoff. You'll have to install spacers between the current layer of decking and the new one to create an air space that will help to prevent rot from occurring between the two layers.

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