Building a deck now in hot South Carolina. I purchased #1 premium deck boards very nice appearance no knots etc.. The boards are very wet and even though I was sure to put them in the bark up position some are cupping because of the high heat of the summer sun. I think the rapid drying conditions are causing this. Is there a recommendation for slowing the initial drying phase?
I am going to stain the deck but everything I’ve read says not to do so for months or even a year after install.