How to Fix a Single Board on Deck?

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    The wood deck on the back of my house is in good shape except for a single board that’s split. Can I replace just the damaged board or will that hurt the structure of the deck?



    You can definitely replace a single deck board without hurting the structure, as long as you do it correctly.

    Start by unscrewing the fasteners and removing the board. Cut a new board to size. If you don’t have a saw, a lumber store can cut the board for you. You can either stain and seal the board to match the rest of the decking, or scrub it with a solution of 1 cup baking soda and 1 gallon water to give it a weathered look. (test first on a scrap piece to make sure you like the result.) Now attach the new board using the same type of fasteners used on the rest of the deck.

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