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Step one: Check the structure
This first step is especially important for those who have a wooden deck. If your deck is made of natural redwood, cedar, or a pressure-treated wood, you need to check out the deck’s structure. Look for any signs of rot, mildew, or popped out nails. This easy deck inspection checklist can help you with that.
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Step two: Look for rot
Wood rot can look multiple different ways. Look for soft spots on the deck, any discoloration of the wood, splintering, or parts that are particularly loose in your deck. It is vital that you check for these in the structure of your deck, since it can be a matter of safety.