I decided to start my own DIY (do-it-yourself) category for blogs posts. As a new home owner i am doing lots of things for the first time and i have to ask or google to figure out how to do somethings. When i cant find what i need on google i ask someone i know who im sure will know. Then i want to post what i do here so other people can find it. These days its really rare for anything to NOT be on google but sometimes its all about the proper search terms and then of coarse page rank, the website that may have my answer may not be very popular and might not pay google to show their website first (yes this is how it works if you didn’t know, money over everything right?)
The most recent issue that arose is my deck boards were starting to come up, at least some of them and mostly just at the ends (I now know this called “twisting”). The only thing i did recently was power wash and stain the deck but that was a few weeks before this started happening so why would it affect it now, or why at all for that matter? Your suppose to stain the deck but its all i could think of. I could not find the answer on google and it might have been because i didint know what was going on so i wasn’t searching the proper terms. I finally had to ask a carpenter friend of mine and even he was not sure what i meant so i had to send him pictures and only then did he get what i meant.
He told me that this is fact was very common and told me how to fix it……. Simply remove the existing screws and replace with 3 inch deck screws and put them in the existing holes but put them in at an angle.
First thing i had to do was go to homedepot and get the screws. I went with deckmate 3 inch as suggested.
They were nice heavy duty screws but i noticed the were a hex head. I know i have a hex bit somewhere but not sure where right now, luckily they provide the bit in the box, pretty cool.
So i went ahead and drilled them in as per the instructions. I was unable to remove my old screws and use the existing hole’s, the screws just spun and didnt move. I decided to just leave them for now.
Then i noticed a few more boards doing the same thing and fixed those too. I hope that helps someone!