I built a deck three years ago. The floor is 5/4 salt treated yellow pine. I air dried it for 6 months in the Virginia sun and the boards are very tight where they butt together.
The railing panels are lexan. The attachment between the lexan and the floor is made with Aluminum L brackets (1.5″ X 2″). The brackets are fastened to the floor (and the joists) with 2.5″ stainless screws. They are attached to the lexan with stainless nuts and bolts.
I just got done putting down Flood CWF-uv clear stain. There was one tiny spot around one aluminum bracket where the wood looked as if it was starting to rot. It had a funny look to it.
QUESTION Have I designed and built a problem area where the aluminum brackets sit on the 5/4 flooring? If yes what can a do NOW??
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
This house west of downtown Austin, Texas, has floor-to-ceiling glass with no window treatments but uses the topography as a privacy screen.
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