Deck -- start over? Or repairs possible?
When we bought the home, one area noted on the home inspection was the deck. Here's what was noted:
- Beam supporting the rear of the deck is two-ply. Inspector said it must be three-ply.
- Support joists are fastened to the side of the building. Joist hangers and 4 inch lag bolts need to be installed for additional support.
- Deck is sagging from front to back. Myself, I noticed the columns were not put into a concrete base, only into the ground.
- Surface boards deteriorated.
With all of this, is it worth it to replace the entire deck, or pick away at the repairs individually? I noticed the homeowners put in a small "addition" to the deck to join the pool to the main deck. I plan on constructing a deck around the pool in the next year or so...very unsure on what to do. My plan was to say "eff it" and start from scratch, but I could also pick away at this by constructing the deck around the pool first, then re-do the main deck portion.
Thoughts? Will be attaching pics for reference.
HVAC Industry -- Lennox dealer