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Posted by Christina Martinez on 2/21/2019

Your outdoor deck will often serve as the preferred place for entertaining and relaxing on a sunny day. But wood decks do not last forever. It's imperative that you repair your wood deck and its weak posts to keep your deck in top shape, but when wood rot is concerned, it's better to take out the rotten wood entirely and rebuild the deck. 

1. Identifying Wood Rot in a Deck

Weakened wood doesn’t necessarily indicate rot with rot, the wood is usually soft and spongy to the touch, with the outer surface losing its coloration. When you push anything into the wood, it will push in very easily, with the wood crumbling. There is usually the presence of fungus with wood rot. The interior of the wood is rotten and very porous, often falling apart when touched and disintegrating with a feel close to that of dry bread.

2. Remove Rotten Wood Deck Boards

Use a claw hammer or pry bar to remove rotten wood deck boards, while you are standing on the ground or mounting a ladder next to the deck. Remove as many of the intact sections as you can. After all whole sections are removed, turn the boards over to the other side and remove the nails from the back. Repeat it on the front side, removing the nails with the claw hammer, and throw away the nails. Any sections of rotten wood left on the joists can be chiseled off with the pry bar. Pry off the nails still on the joists with the claw hammer and dispose of them.

3. Cutting Rotten Deck Post

Rotten wood deck railings are particularly dangerous for people using the deck as they depend on them for safety. Most people who use the deck assume that railings and guards are safe to use and may end up leaning against them with their full weight. Remove the rotten railings by using your hammer to strike beneath it, hitting upwards. This angle removes the nails which are holding the rails. Continue by sliding the pry bar underneath the railing or guard and wrenching upward. Posts that provide support railings and guards can consequently be removed by hand. To be safe, you should remove all nails as soon as they come off the destroyed deck.

You can get the materials you need from any hardware store around you. You should also wear a respirator because there are potentially dangerous fungi accompanying wood rot.





Posted by Christina Martinez on 2/20/2019


157 Spring St, East Bridgewater, MA 02333

Single-Family

$349,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
NICELY MAINTAINED FRONT TO BACK SPLIT WITH VINYL SIDING, NEW 30 YEAR ROOF, NEWER SEPTIC (6 - 7 YRS), VINYL WINDOWS, 100 AMP, NICE EAT IN KITCHEN WITH MODERN TILED FLOORS, GRANITE COUNTERS & STAINLESS APPLIANCES, HARDWOOD FLOORS IN FIRE PLACED LIVING ROOM AND ALL THE BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATHS, FINISHED FAMILY ROOM & BATH IN LOWER LEVEL, NEW WOOD SIDE PORCH/DECK, FHA BY GAS, CENTRAL AIR, GOOD SIZED BACK YARD PERFECT FOR SUMMER GATHERINGS! NO SHOWINGS UNTIL OPEN HOUSE THIS SAT 12-3!
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Posted by Christina Martinez on 2/19/2019


7 Briarcliff Lane, Holden, MA 01520

Single-Family

$319,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
ONE LEVEL LIVING IN THIS FABULOUS NEIGHBORHOOD SETTING, CLOSE TO THE HOLDEN/WORCESTER LINE! THIS HOME SITS GRACEFULLY ON A LARGE CORNER LOT WITH A 1 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE WITH WORK/STORAGE AREA, VINYL SIDED, NEWER ROOF, 200 AMP ELECTRICAL, 3 ZONE FHW BY OIL HEATING, GORGEOUS EAT IN KITCHEN WITH UPGRADED GRAY CABINETRY W/SOFT CLOSE, STUNNING GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, STAINLESS APPLIANCES, RESESSED LIGHTING, ISLAND SEATING, HARDWOOD FLOORS, FORMAL LIVING ROOM WITH WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE & HDWD FLOORS, FAMILY ROOM W/NEW ENGINEERED FLOORS AND NATURAL WOOD BEAMS & ACCENT WALL, MASTER BEDROOM WITH WOOD FLOORS & MASTER BATH WITH ACCESS TO COVERED PATIO FROM THE MASTER, ALL BEDROOMS HAVE HDWD FLOORS, FRESHLY PAINTED, FINISHED BONUS ROOM IN BASEMENT!
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Posted by Christina Martinez on 2/19/2019


7 Briarcliff Lane, Holden, MA 01520

Single-Family

$319,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
ONE LEVEL LIVING IN THIS FABULOUS NEIGHBORHOOD SETTING, CLOSE TO THE HOLDEN/WORCESTER LINE! THIS HOME SITS GRACEFULLY ON A LARGE CORNER LOT WITH A 1 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE WITH WORK/STORAGE AREA, VINYL SIDED, NEWER ROOF, 200 AMP ELECTRICAL, 3 ZONE FHW BY OIL HEATING, GORGEOUS EAT IN KITCHEN WITH UPGRADED GRAY CABINETRY W/SOFT CLOSE, STUNNING GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, STAINLESS APPLIANCES, RESESSED LIGHTING, ISLAND SEATING, HARDWOOD FLOORS, FORMAL LIVING ROOM WITH WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE & HDWD FLOORS, FAMILY ROOM W/NEW ENGINEERED FLOORS AND NATURAL WOOD BEAMS & ACCENT WALL, MASTER BEDROOM WITH WOOD FLOORS & MASTER BATH WITH ACCESS TO COVERED PATIO FROM THE MASTER, ALL BEDROOMS HAVE HDWD FLOORS, FRESHLY PAINTED, FINISHED BONUS ROOM IN BASEMENT!
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February 23 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Christina Martinez on 2/19/2019


78 Dean Street, Norton, MA 02766

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Don't Look For Reproductions! The "Lane House" (C. 1775) Embodies A Charm & Romance Of A Bygone Era. Preserved From Yesteryear and Built To Endure With It's Rich History Of Owners & Period Architecture Throughout While Tastefully Restored To Meet All The Modern Conveniences. Large Formal Living & Dining Rooms Offer Classic Beamed Ceilings & A Great Space To Entertain. Eat In Kitchen w/Original Gorgeous Wide Pine Floors, Brick Hearth & Full Pantry Combined w/Granite Counters, Recessed Lighting & Stainless Appliances Offer The Best Of Both Worlds! 1st Floor Master Bdrm w/Private Bath Tastefully Done, 2 Ample Size Add'l Bedrooms w/built in's on 2nd level, Office Space & Small Guest Room on 1st level Allows Room For All! Unfinished Basement Offers 7ft Ceilings Perfect For Storage Or Work Area & 1 Room great for a gym! 1 Acre Open Lot Great For Play! The Original Barn Captures The Style & Tradition Only The Past Can Provide, This setting could be a Norman Rockwell Painting!
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