Rain Water Drainage on Deck
by Paul Houston
I had a 4m x 3m softwood deck built last summer. All in all a good job. The problem I have now is standing rain water in some areas. It takes days to dry out.
It seems that the deck is too level and there is only a gap of about 1mm between boards.
How could I resolve this problem other than lifting the boards and shimming up to create a slope?
I have been thinking about drilling a few small holes in the board to drain rain water or is it possible to route the grooves out gradually deeper so that the rain will run of the end of the boards...