Pre-Installation Steps

Before you even begin to install your new Brazilian Teak deck, you must prepare the wood. This is a simple process that is nonetheless extremely important. Like all wood, Brazilian Teak is an organic material that will absorb or release moisture until depending on the local environment. This makes the deck boards expand or shrink.

The process of equalizing moisture content with the surrounding air is called acclimation. While the process itself is easy, it can take some time, so make sure you plan ahead. Rushing this process or doing it improperly will create problems in your deck later on, including warping and buckling.

Follow these steps to properly acclimate your Brazilian Teak decking: