How To Repair A Decayed Deck Post
The top of the corner post on this deck beneath the damaged mitred corner of the handrail was decayed due to an ant infestation in the moist timber.
The base of the post had been encased by a newer concrete slab, making it impossible for the timber to dry. This resulted in excess moisture, which accelerated decay and caused the galvanised saddle to corrode.
Treating these minor problems avoids an expensive post replacement.