Hub (he has stated I can call him by his real name, so hub is hereafter referred to as James) , James is a handy feller who doesn't always show it. When he does, I so appreciate it. Thanks booboo ; )
Our deck has had several weak boards since we purchased our home in March of 2010. The problem has been amplified due to heavy traffic from us, and the doggers.
|Top of step, left side next to the railing was the danger zone. And a cute booty ; )|
|My flip-flopped foot demonstrating the weakness of the boards|
As you can see, there was obviously a weak spot under those 3 boards, most likely due to rotting wood. So my handy man picked up some 2x6's yesterday while I was at work, and got to doing something about it finally!!
Thus, the snowball in July. Its been in the 90's (finally, I think my complaining had something to do with it), and as James tore into the deck, we realized the problem was larger than expected, as 'quick fixes' usually are.
|Anyone know what these lil capsules are from? They were all over inside the damaged 4x6". Moisture ants?|
Sammy supervised the project.
So off I went, Sammy in tow, to Home Depot for a new 4x6" support beam. We went with treated pine, it was $11 and change for an 8ft length. James had the deck torn apart when we returned home.
|I love a dirty man : )|
|Awww yeah new non-rotten board!|
|needed a new support as well since we sliced the old board in half|
|Late night shirtless work session, oh yeah|
While he finished up and cleaned up all that dust, I prepared a nice dinner and drank too much wine. Typical.
|recipe coming soon!|
|Same angle as before, looks a whole lot better eh?!|
Boy, that was a long post! Anyone else have projects that spiraled out of control? Think my man is hot? I do too. How bout your supervisor, as cute as Sammy? Spill! And stay cool this weekend!!