Repairing Decks and Railings

Expert fixes for common problems

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Caulk gun
  • Cat's paw
  • Corded drill
  • Chalk line
  • Drill bit set
  • Jigsaw
  • Pliers
  • Safety glasses
  • Square

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Construction adhesive
  • Carriage bolts
  • Deck boards
  • Deck screws
  • Nails
  • 2x4s
  • 2x8s or 2x10's