Repairing a plywood ramp

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Old 06-18-15, 06:59 PM
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Repairing a plywood ramp

Hello!

I need to know if the ramp/walkway outside our manufactured home is at all salvageable, and if not, how long we have before we need to replace it or find a set of stairs.

It is made of thick plywood, and was probably initially pretty stable. Now it is warped, with nails and staples beginning to wiggle up. I want to reinforce it and put some kind of covering over the surface such as a strip of astro turf, or if it is salvageable, apply a coating of something. There are neighbor children who enjoy running up and down the ramp, and this concerns me.

Any help is much appreciated!
 
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Old 06-18-15, 08:06 PM
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Pictures would help us help you. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...rt-images.html
 
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How much weather is the plywood exposed to? do you know if it is PT plywood? Lumber is almost always preferred on the exterior over plywood. Look forward to seeing the pics

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Plywood was just a bad idea for a ramp.
Covering it with any form of carpet will just make it rot faster.
The carpet soaks up the water and the wood has no chance to dry out.
 
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