Difficult Access Wood Problem

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Old 05-04-19, 05:16 AM
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Difficult Access Wood Problem

I have a large deck on a cedar log home with a local and limited problem: a small section of wood has been damaged by water. The depth of the damage is shallow enough to be removed with a wire brush (as was some of the stain on the cedar logs). The pressure treated wood is not damaged. The cost of removing the deck to fix the problem would be substantial.
Can the exposed top of the spruce 1 X 6 be brushed, dried and covered with silicon and a strip of pressure treated wood to seal it and the inch gap between it and the pressure treated 2 X 6 deck support? I would also seal the bottom of the deck support and the cement wall of the basement supporting the house to keep the spruce 1 X 6, the deck support and the inch gap between them dry in this wet area.
 
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Old 05-04-19, 11:06 AM
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you might consider adding flashing the gap? I would keep the underside clear to let moisture escape below
 
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Old 05-05-19, 02:53 AM
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Hadn't thought of flashing, I'll do that.

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