GH5933, Reviewed October 1993
Wood porches are beautiful, but sometimes boards or planks break or splinter, making them unsafe. Using the following instructions, they can be repaired.
The following procedures are based on tongue-and-groove flooring laid on a subfloor.
If the flooring is of the square-edge type rather than tongue-and-groove, the boards need be marked and cut only at the ends. After the ends are cut, take the hammer and nail set and drive the nails completely through the boards of the area to be removed. Now apply the pry bar at one end of the cut boards, being careful not to damage the boards that are to remain.
The bounce and shakiness is removed from your porch; it is safer to walk on; and you can prevent later, more costly repairs.
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