I contacted Martin Welding to remove the rust from the metal posts under my deck, to repaint them, and to alter the flanges on the posts to make the deck more secure. After he completed the job, he told me that he painted the posts/flanges with a product that would be equivalent to Rust-o-leum on "steriods" and that I should not have a rust problem for a long time. I paid him approximately $1,000.00 for this work, and initially, I thought that he did a good job, but within 10 months rust was visible around many of the flanges, so he must not have removed the rust well or he did not seal the posts well. When I called him about it, he blamed the rain, and told me that a lot of rain must come through my deck. I don't get any more rain coming through my deck than any other deck in Atlanta. Plus I have many metal deck railings on top of the deck that probably get more rain on them then the posts underneath the deck and these metal railings haven't rusted in 12 years and they were only painted with ordinary Rust-o-leum. He told me that he would come back to my house to fix the problem, but he hasn't shown up yet and I called him about two months ago.