if your not quiet sure if the stairs to your deck will last you through this summer it is maybe cheaper and safer to replace them now.
These pictures are from a recent project during construction, where we replaced a rotten stair with a set of 3 " cedar stringers and 3" thick cedar steps. A nice, simple handrail that works and some solid posts all out of cedar of course and you will have good , beautiful stairs for a long time to come.
small details like this one make a world of a difference
Since your stairs are not touching the ground they will notbe sitting in the water and absorbing it, thereby never drying, and eventually rotting away.
We are happy to come by and check on your stairs and give you our professional opinion on what we think you can / should do with your stairs.
below the finished product and their wonderful garden Contact 250 702 0928 Martin