Caulk Separating From Teak, Leaking Seams
– Leaking seams may just need some re-caulking – or in the worst cases, lead to the deck having to be re-done. Even small leaks or water penetration can be detected by hosing the deck and observing how it dries. Areas where the wood or a seam stays wet longer than deck around it should be carefully inspected for a possible problem. If water sits in a seam it should be re-caulked. Areas where the wood stays wet can lead to damage of the sub-deck – seams in the area should be removed, teak edges cleaned to bare wood and the seams re-caulked. This will prevent further damage and prolong the life of the deck.
*Above tips and guidelines are result of years of experience and are found to be helpful and work in many cases. However, every deck is different and by no means can we guarantee the results on your deck, so please use your local professional if you don’t feel comfortable working on your own.