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Our deck is 21 years old and we need to replace it. To wit the top section of the wooden stairs have fallen apart.
Dramatically, in fact.
You see, the top section of the wooden stairs gave out as Zen-Den started to walk down the stairs to join me on the terrace below.
I saw it happen.
Fortunately Z-D is fast on his feet which is kind of amazing for a chubby older fellow, but there you have it. He didn’t get hurt. He used to be athletically-inclined, played team sports, so maybe those experiences helped him in the moment.
- Did I mention that the deck is 8-9 feet above the ground below?
- That Mr. Man jumped about 6 feet down to the ground as the stairs gave way underneath him?
- And that the look of amazement on his face was one for the ages?
Like I said no one was hurt, but now the long tedious process of finding someone reliable to replace the steps, and the deck, has begun. Spring 2021 seems to be the earliest anyone can get to us.
Of course it is.
Nothing more to say here except stay safe, kids. When things fall apart may you land securely on your own two feet.
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Questions of the Day: Does anyone have any experience with OR advice about having a deck replaced? Did you go with wood OR composite? Did you go with a dark stain/color OR a lighter one? Did you pick metal posts OR wood or composite? How did you decide who would build the deck?