This is what happens when your previous clients enjoy you and your work. This previous deck was half right and half wrong. We were able to salvage the front half but had to completely redo the rear half. We added some new steps and completely wrapped this massive deck with new deck boards. To keep the deck boards from splitting on one joist we changed the layout of the boards. We then added all new railings and capped them off with a deck board for a nice hand rail or a drink rail. This massive 700+ square foot deck is now safe and turned out beautifully.