If your deck has boards parallel with your house, your removal job may be simpler. You might only have
to remove the first few boards out from the structure. Otherwise, as in the deck pictured below, you'll
have to cut a good deal of the boards to allow access. Since this is obviously a problem, and we need
to get to the entire area, we advised the homeowner to remove a clear path rather than just removing
It's not difficult, but it takes some forethought. Strike a line, use a saw
to cut the deck boards along the supports, make sure you number each board so they go back together right.
Then install a nailer on the supports to accept SCREWS (no nails) to re-fasten the old deck boards.
You use screws because there's a distinct possibility that you'll have to go in there again, whether
it's for termites or something else. Don't make it difficult to get back in, make it easy.