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What are Leaky Decks?

A "leaky deck" is a term used to describe a deck or outdoor platform that experiences water infiltration, often resulting in structural damage and potentially hazardous conditions.

 

Leaky decks typically occur when water penetrates the deck's surface or structure, leading to issues such as rot, decay, and compromised structural integrity. These problems can be costly to repair and can pose safety risk.

At TradeSure we are experts at repairing leaky decks and resolving the issues that cause them, providing decks that not only look great but stand the test of time. 

Signs of a Leaky Deck

Common characteristics and issues associated with leaky decks include:

Water Penetration

Leaky decks often exhibit water infiltration through the deck's surface, which can occur due to poor construction practices, improper waterproofing, or inadequate maintenance.

Rot and Decay

Excessive moisture can lead to the rotting or decay of the deck's wooden components, including joists, beams, and support posts. This compromises the structural strength of the deck.

Mold and Mildew Growth

The presence of moisture can create an environment conducive to mold and mildew growth on the deck's surface and structural elements, leading to potential health hazards.

Staining and Discoloration

Water stains and discoloration on the deck's surface or adjacent walls are common signs of water penetration and damage.

Weakened Fasteners and Connectors

Repeated exposure to moisture can weaken the fasteners (screws or nails) and connectors used in deck construction, leading to loosening and instability.

Surface Deterioration

Leaky decks may experience surface deterioration, including cracking, peeling, or warping of deck boards, railings, or other deck materials.

To prevent or address leaky decks, proper construction methods, including effective waterproofing and drainage systems, are crucial. Regular maintenance, such as sealing or staining the deck and inspecting for signs of wear and damage, can also help prolong the life of the deck and prevent water-related issues.

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Pit Falls

Leaky deck repairs, while essential for maintaining the structural integrity of your deck and preventing further water damage, can be fraught with challenges and potential pitfalls:

Substrate Assessment

Conducting a thorough assessment of the deck substrate to identify any structural damage or rot in the joists, beams, and posts. Neglecting structural issues can compromise the deck's long-term integrity.

Material Compatibility

Ensuring that the replacement materials used for repairs are compatible with the existing deck components in terms of structural support and aesthetics. Compatibility issues can arise when using different wood species, fasteners and finishes.

Waterproofing Systems

Selecting and installing appropriate waterproofing systems is crucial. This includes correctly applying waterproof membranes, sealants, and flashing materials at critical junctures to prevent water infiltration.

Design and Layout

Ensuring that the design and layout of the deck facilitate proper drainage and prevent water accumulation. Incorporating sloping or graded surfaces, as well as efficient drainage channels, is vital.

Seamless Integration

Achieving a seamless integration of new materials and repaired sections with the existing deck structure and finishes. This includes matching wood grain, texture, and finish to create a cohesive appearance.

Flashing Expertise

Employing precise flashing techniques to seal intersections, transitions, and penetrations effectively. Properly executed flashing is essential to prevent water intrusion at vulnerable points.

Code Compliance

Ensuring that all repair work adheres to local building codes and regulations, which may include obtaining permits and inspections to validate the repairs' safety and compliance.

Specialised Tools and Equipment

Utilising specialised tools and equipment for tasks like precision cutting, drilling, and fastening, which may be necessary for intricate deck repairs.

Detailed Documentation

Maintaining detailed documentation of the repair process, including photographs, measurements, and material specifications, for future reference and compliance purposes.

Client Education

Educating the homeowner about ongoing deck maintenance requirements, including routine inspections, resealing, and cleaning, to prevent future leaks and ensure the deck's longevity.


In summary, technical expertise, precise execution, and adherence to industry best practices are critical when addressing leaky deck repairs and providing effective and lasting solutions.

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