The contractor told me to wait at least 4 weeks before staining to allow the wood to dry out. I waited the 4 weeks, but then noticed that about 60% of all the decking now has very fine cracks from end to end.
My question is: What do I do now? Is this wood defective? Did my contractor give me bad advice? Can I still stain/seal the deck and get good life out of it?
I hate to think I'd have to replace all of that cracking wood. I'm estimating it would cost me another $600 to do. (Just paid over $1400 to have this resurface job completed.)
Any help or advice would be appreciated.
Thanks! (Sorry for the long post)