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  • Avoiding Slips On Your Deck

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    There is nothing worse than going outside in the morning to get the paper, and slipping on your driveway or deck. It can be very dangerous. Here are some tips for making sure your deck is safe. Give your Cleveland Contractors a call today and we can inspect the slippery spots around your house.

    Here are a few ways you can make your deck slip-resistant so you can get out there and enjoy it before it gets too cold:

    1. Slip-Resistant Deck Coating
    This is probably the most common way of making your deck slip-resistant. Coatings come in all sorts of varieties, so check with a professional before purchasing to make sure you are getting a high-quality product. If you live in an area that experiences a lot of moisture – like the Pacific Northwest – get a slip-resistant coating that inhibits the growth of mold and mildew. Also, make sure your deck is clean and dry before coating.

    2. Slip-Resistant Deck Shoes
    This may seem like treating the symptom instead of the problem, but using slip-resistant deck shoes is an easy, low-cost alternative to treating your entire deck with a slip-resistant coating. Good deck shoes usually feature low cuts and flat soles.

    3. Slip-Resistant Concrete Treatment
    This is another version of the deck coating. Slip-resistant concrete treatment is a clear finish that has a rough, sandy quality to it. It helps eliminate slips and falls, but because it is rather coarse it can also be rough on bare feet. If your deck isn’t used for swimming or sunbathing, concrete treatment may be a good choice. If your deck sees a lot of skin in the summer, concrete treatment may not be the best bet.

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