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changing the patio deck is not going to be a cheap makeover at all. however, you can make a difference by changing the concrete covering material. if you do not like asphalt or regular gray concrete, you can always change it with stones. on the other hand, you can simply change it with a masonry stain.
2. use the deck brush to spread the oxygen bleach cleaning solution over the deck. if your deck has a pretty thick layer of dirt and algae like mine did, youll need to scrub a little to get it into the grooves. 3. leave the solution on the deck for about 10 minutes.
the deck should be below the door threshold to keep water out of the house. measure down the thickness of the decking plus the width of the joists and support beams. this notes the top of the posts.
the trick to make sure that all the blocks are level is to first level the corner blocks and then level the blocks close to each other along each row. deck blocks can get them in your local hardware store or get you can easily purchase them online. 3. practice. if you have never held a cordless drill or driven a nail in a wood board, its better to build a practice deck board before you begin the real task.
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