Dry Rot Water Damaged Post in Cameron Park Apartment Community
The damage caused by water and soil to a deck can lead to problems to the structure. Water and soil up against a wood post for an extended period of time can lead to dry rot and the softening and loss of good wood.
This picture shows what a deck post can look like after a few years of rot due to soil contact and water. This is not safe. This post is the corner post which holds up two deck, one on top of the other. If you are experiencing this sort of damage to your deck, consider contacting someone with experience in this type of repair.