Originally Posted by IdoraKeeper
Has anyone tried salting down the deck to retard the growth of green stuff?
Yes, wash your teak
decks with salt water
- daily if possible.
expands when wet and shrinks when dry. If you allow it to dry, the caulking between the planks has to expand as the teak dries, putting the mating surfaces in tension. If they are well adhered, the rubber will stretch but any weak points will pull away opening up a fresh leak.
is best because as it dries it leaves a fine salt
deposit, which will absorb moisture out of the air, especially at night, and help keep the wood from drying out.
It also reduces mildew and algae growth.
If you aren't in salt water
, fresh water
is better than none.