What you have is a common style, I would have it checked by a professional, it is difficult to appraise the situation without actually seeing it.
Thats good to know. I'm going to have somebody check it out to get a better idea about it. Thank you.
If all the frame work is good, all you will need to do is replace the decking. While you have the decking removed make sure you have it flashed correctly and the band at the house is secured to the house right. Flashing behind that band is important to prevent rot.
The frame work is good, thankfully. It seems like it is indeed as simple as replacing the decking. Figure this will be a long term project since its not falling apart yet. Thank you.
Another thought is instead if ripping two floors of decking off, what about enclosing the decks with operable glass windows to keep the water out?
I have two screened in porches and I glazed one in with full height windows. Wasn't too long afterwards, the porch was carpeted and real furniture. It added a month to the outside season in the spring and fall.
Yeah, like a 4 seasons kind of room. I have thought about. That would be pretty cool. Thank you.
You said, "When looking under the deck I noticed that there is plywood above the beams ..."
What is on top of the flooring, that you didn't know it was plywood until you looked at it from below?
If it's coated with something, (like epoxy garage floor coating, or even linoleum) and you haven't had a problem with water pooling on it, is there a problem?
So, on top of the plywood, it looks like there is some hardwood flooring similar to the hardwood flooring you can purchase at hardware/flooring stores. Slats that go above a surface that have notches on the edges that help the slats interlock. I found that weird since decks I have seen in the past are always planks on top of support beams. There isn't a problem but, I was just a little worried that the contractors took an easy way out that will end up costing me. Thank you.
Very good advise. Long distance advise can be good, but for something like this it is always better to get "eyes on" advise. It may be that the decking was done in such a way that there is no problem.
Regardless, I would probable wait until there was a problem before ripping out and replacing. Unless waiting is going to cause a problem with material that otherwise would not need to be replaced.
That is type of advise an on scene professional can give you.
Definitely. I just wanted to get a better idea of what it is I got before letting my initial ideas push me into making a bad decision. I figured this would be a long term project that I have to keep an eye on.
Again, thank you all. You have been so helpful. Cheers!