Dry rot and foundation repairs require specialized knowledge of framing and structural related issues. We are experts in this area. If you have a termite report that calls out dry rot repairs, or are aware of rotted wood that needs proper replacement, we perform those tasks. Foundation issues typically combine cement/structural repairs, as well as framing repairs that connects the house to the foundation. From simple fixes, to "bumping" up a sinking foundation, pouring new foundation caps, or replacing entire foundations, we can help. Our services include plans, permits, engineering, and performing the work as required.
DON’T CONFUSE WOOD ROT WITH TERMITE DAMAGE
Termites leave visible evidence of their existence, damaging wood as they tunnel through and leaving sawdust in their wake. Wood rot, on the other hand, comes from over-exposure to moisture and can take on a couple of appearances. One common type can look white and yellow with a stringy or spongy appearance. Another form is sometimes called "Brown Cubical Rot" because of its brownish color and its tendency to break into cubes.
WOOD ROT AND ASSOCIATED ISSUES ARE TREATABLE
Left untreated, moisture issues can lead to mold and even health concerns for you and your family. The good news is that moisture sources can be eliminated, rotted wood repaired or replaced, and mold removed by contractors who specialize in this type of work.
ELIMINATE WOOD ROT AT IT’S SOURCE
Once a problem is identified, the most crucial step is to eliminate the moisture source. Some of the most common causes of moisture include improper basement or crawlspace ventilation, faulty gutters, plumbing issues, roof leaks, drainage problems and foundation breaches.
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE WILL MINIMIZE MOISTURE-RELATED PROBLEMS
There are many routine measures for preventing wood rot and moisture damage in your home:
- Check your basement or crawlspace. Poor ventilation, structural issues and/or plumbing leaks can result in moisture accumulation, resulting wood rot and/or mold.
- Pressure wash your home annually, repairing damaged wood and applying touch-up paint and caulk to secure paint integrity and prevent further rotting.
- Also apply caulk around your windows and doors to prevent water from entering and causing wood rot and/or damaging other items in your home.
- Keep gutters clear of debris and working properly to carry water away from your home. A poorly maintained gutter system will drop water near your home’s foundation, allowing moisture into your basement or crawlspace, and leading to land erosion and foundation issues.
- Inspect your attic and roof for possible leaks and/or water damage. A home’s roof is the most critical barrier to inclement weather, and roof failure will lead to a host of issues, including water damage, wood rot and mold development.
- Repair or replace caulking around your tub, and make sure that tile grout is not broken down and continues to provide a strong moisture barrier.
- When taking a shower, use your ventilation system to remove steam from your bathroom.
- Check pipes under sinks, in basements and crawlspaces, and in other areas around your home. Even small plumbing leaks can result in wood rot, mold and pest-related issues.
TERMITE DAMAGE REPAIR
Termite damage repair is something that is not to be avoided or delayed, as the damage caused by termites can spread to other parts of the affected area and cost you hundreds of dollars. There are many people who have to face this problem, especially during the rainy season, as in this season moisture can seep into structures such as wood furniture and foundations. The moisture in the wood is a welcome sign for termites to feed on it. Termites attack everything which consists of cellulose. As soon as you find out that termites have starting eating any wooden part or material of your house, you need to take the essential steps to preclude further damage. Generally, termites eat up the structural foundations of the house, which can be really dangerous to the house owners.
Termite Damage Repair
Before thinking of termite damage repair, the first thing you need to do is to determine the severity and extent of the damage. Termite damage signs are not always apparent. It can happen that from the outside, you can see it as a little damage, but actually there is a colony of termites doing their job in the inside of the wood. If you are sure that termites have just started eating up the wood, you can take the necessary termite treatment measures and get rid of the termites by Contacting First Team Construction Inc.
We can handle any of the following Rotten wood or Termite projects:
- Garage Rotten wood
- Addition Rotten wood
- House Rotten wood
- Building Rotten wood
- Playhouse Rotten wood
- Deck Rotten wood
- Termite damage repairs
- Termite Inspection and treatments
- Rotten wood repairs
- Charleston Rotten WOOD
- Summerville Rotten WOOD
- Kiawah Rotten WOOD
- Mt pleasant Rotten WOOD
- Seabrook Rotten WOOD
- Rotten WOOD
- Rotten wood trim
- Wet wood Replacement
- Termite damage