therefore, if you have a deck, its important to take every effort to make it safe. the summer heat dries out decks whereas they are more prone to become slippery with moisture in colder weather, and snow and ice only make it worse. here are five ways you can make your deck as slip-free as possible. 1. keep your deck clean
dont shovel your deck to protect the synthetic decking. the plastic in these decks is impervious to snow. cold winter temperatures may shrink plastic a little, but it expands back once warmer temperatures return. do clear the snow to provide an exit path from your house.
winter hippie hack: how to make slippery steps safe without ice melt or sand. the most common options for ice slip-control safety on outdoor stairs and landing areas are 1 dumping sand everywhere, which inevitably gets tracked into the house, or 2 throwing down ice melt, which is bad for your pets paws.
main concerns are an uneven appearance and not having enough time to finish the project. applying an exterior wood stain actually can be an easy and fast process when you utilize the proper steps. please take the time to read these tips: choose a stain that is correct for your deck.
stopping a decking from being slippery. after that i regularly applied a decking oil to it which repels water and that 'ninja slime'. through the winter i've been giving it a regular brush up and mop with a solution of apc and disinfectant which keeps it clean and gets rid of the slime. seems to do the trick. we are in scotland too so can understand re. the rain.
so the first step in preventing any slip and fall is to clean it thoroughly with a deck cleaner or a deck brightener. thatll open up the pores of the wood and naturally will make it have a little more traction and keep it from being so slippery.
prevent slips and falls on icy or wet steps and decks - without salt david stumph. i am using rubber mats this year to keep my steps and wooden deck safe during wet and icy conditions. below
do you know why winter is actually the best time of year to build a new deck? the best way to explain the reasoning behind a winter deck construction is what i would refer to as the give and take of the project. give and take refers to the use of pressure treated wood during the winter months.
clean the deck thoroughly. exposure to sun can cause wood to turn gray and exposure to moisture can create the perfect conditions for the growth of mold, mildew, moss and algae. all these conditions make it important to clean your deck thoroughly to remove the remnants of summer and get it ready for winter.
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