Pool Deck Drain Channel - Redwood decks are beautiful and durable so long as they're properly cared for. Several years ago, we can buy Redwood for a song, but now it is rather expensive so if you own Redwood decks, you might want to take decent care of them. The idea about any outside decking material is to shield it from the elements so the wood does not sustain damage. These cracks are a portion of this natural breakdown process of timber, but it is not a good thing. Cracks cause corrosion and corrosion causes replacements and aching pocketbooks.
Local climates decide the length of time your decks can go before the next sealant application. I live in severe cold and snow. The summers are quite gentle so the timber surfaces do not sustain much damage from heat or the sun, but the snow and rain actually wreak havoc on softwood substances.
I try to wash and apply sealant to my decks each other calendar year. I know of some sealants that claim to last up to five years, but I would not let any decks go more than three years without another application. The first portion of the process is to wash out the old stain off the decks. You will also need to see treat anything such as oil or paint stains. You can spot clean them with deck stain remover or deck cleaner in its concentrated form.
When the spot treatment is completed you will want to receive the deck moist with a garden hose to let the surface eventually become porous and much more receptive to the cleaner. You can use almost any deck cleaner mixed with dish soap or mild detergent. Pour a good amount of cleaner on the deck and then sweep it vigorously with a stiff brush to wash away the top layer of deteriorated wood.