By Joseph Truini for The Home Depot
Wooden decks have been popular with homeowners and builders for over half a century, and it's easy to see why. Decks provide an efficient and affordable way to add outdoor living space to a home. They can be used for a wide variety of open-air activities, including sunbathing, stargazing, dining al fresco, and entertaining family and friends. A deck also adds value to your home and is an attractive feature for potential buyers when it comes time to sell.
However, preserving the natural warmth and beauty of a wood deck requires a little