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How to Prevent Termite Damage on a Wood Deck

Posted by Lydia Solis on Dec 15 2014

Wood decks are the most susceptible to elements. As a result wood decks will suffer from dry rot and UV dryrot-termitedamagedamage.

Here are a few tips on how to prevent termite damage on a wood deck: 

  • Always keep your wood deck painted or stained. Do not neglect to seal the finish on the wood. The protective finish will prolong the durability of the deck.
  • As seen as you spot chipping, make any necessary touch ups.
  • To protect your decking from stagnate water, do not place any planters on your deck. The constant moisture will promote fungi infestations. This moisture is also the dinner bell for termites. Termites love wet wood.
  • Spray insecticide on a regular schedule around the piers of the deck. This will keeps bugs from attacking the pier. 

Homeowner’s should budget to fully paint your deck every 2 years. Vigilantly watch out for soft wood or damp sections. If you fail to upkeep, be ready to make repairs on damaged wood. Do not forget that Termite Damage is preventable, so you want to do everything in your power to avoid it. Your home is your biggest asset, and you should protect it at all costs.

If you found this article helpful we have additional resources on our website to help you prevent any termite damage and dry rot. You can check out our articles How to Spot Dry Rot Damage and Termite Damage and Home Maintenance: Getting Rid of Termite Damage

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Topics: wood deck, home maintenance, termite damage

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