My experiences with CorrectDeck decking product. I am sorry this posting may be a bit long, but I want everyone hear this that may consider this product. My advice is - DON'T!! I have just read a number of posts here from other users and I am NOT surprised in what I am reading. I purchased 30 16' CorrectDeck boards in November of 2003. I was hoping to apply it soon after I got it, but my work schedule didn't allow it so I stored the decking in my garage (up off the floor and covered) for the winter. When I had received the boards they were "banded" together. When I was putting the boards in the garage later that day, I noticed they were wet, and the instruction sheets provided by CorrectDeck that were stuck between the boards had also gotten wet and stuck to the boards. The area around the paper and underneath was black. I cleaned them off with a cloth (the black didn't really come off) dried them off and stacked them, supported off the floor with 2X4 blocking.
The following spring I put the boards on the deck. Within 3 or 4 days of exposure, the board’s color bled out leaving a blotchy gray-black/orange look (I purchased the cedar color). I installed the boards anyway thinking that the surface needed to be cleaned (silly me) and all would be OK. I also had miscalculated the number of boards I needed and purchased the remaining boards from a different (new local dealer) lumberyard. The difference in the boards was night and day! The color was richer, and after many weeks of exposure, retained their color. I contacted CorrectDeck directly regarding this matter rather than discuss it with the dealer I purchased it from. It took me a few months to even get an answer as to what was going to be done. After much emailing and arguing, CorrectDeck through their distributor promised replacement boards and $1000 to compensate me for the labor to pull them of the deck and install the new ones.
Don't get too excited. I didn't get the boards till the following year, and the $1000 never materialized! So now I have a deck with boards needing to be replaced, and I am questioning if I want to do the work and put this material back on – only to have it look terrible anyway. This has been an extremely disappointing situation, and I am hoping there IS a class action suit against this company. I know I am willing to testify to the issues this product has. I see that CorrectDeck is touting a NEW product with a process to prevent this issue. The issue that so many of you folks that have purchased this product, and were told it was a lack on your part of upkeep and maintenance.
If anyone is interested, I will be glad to let you see my deck first hand. I have pictures I can send, or you can even stop by my home (I am in upstate NY) to see what the decking looks like.
Is anyone looking to purchase some CorrectDeck boards cheap?? I have 50 of them I would love to get rid of!
BTW The railing kits that I also purchased don’t look much better. Of the 16 4X4 posts that I purchased 13 of them were more crooked than some of the wood I have purchased in the past!