Healthy wood is essential for maintaining the structure of your home. It is the foundation that supports the weight of the entire structure, and as such, it must be maintained properly. Your home’s wood can be damaged in various ways, and this damage can weaken the structure over time. Preventive measures, such as regular maintenance, can help maintain the strength and stability of your home’s wood. Checking for signs of damage and seeking professional help immediately can also help avoid extensive damage that can be costly to repair.
What Are Some Common Damages To Wood Structures?
Wood structures are prone to various damages, including termites and wood rot. Termites can cause significant damage to wood structures, especially in damp and humid conditions. They can chew through wood, causing structural damage and weakening the wood’s support. Wood rot, on the other hand, is caused by fungi that grow on the wood surface. It thrives in moist environments, and if left unchecked, it can cause wood to become soft, spongy, and eventually, crumble. Other factors that can damage wood structures include exposure to the elements, wood-boring insects, and aging.
How Can I Tell The Difference Between Termites and Wood Rot?
It is essential to identify the cause of wood damage before embarking on any repairs. Termites leave a distinct pattern of damage on wood structures, including maze-like tunnels and channels that run parallel to the wood grain. They also leave behind frass (the wood left behind from boring insects and/or the excrement of insect larvae), which looks like wood-colored pellets. On the other hand, wood rot causes wood to become discolored, develop a musty smell, and become soft and spongy. In severe cases, wood rot can cause wood to crumble, leaving behind a powdery residue.
Professional Foundation Piering Services Before There Is Too Much Damage
If you suspect foundation damage, it is essential to seek professional help immediately. Foundation damage can cause extensive damage to the structure of your home, resulting in costly repairs. Professional foundation piering services can help prevent further damage and stabilize the foundation. Foundation piering involves installing piers beneath the foundation to provide additional support and prevent further settling. This process can help restore the structural integrity of your home and prevent further damage.
How PIERMAN Foundation Repair Can Help
PIERMAN Foundation Repair is an industry leader in foundation repair services. Our team of professionals can assess your foundation and provide the best solution to address any issues. We offer a range of services, including concrete pressed pilings, steel piering, and drainage correction. Our team uses state-of-the-art technology and equipment to ensure quality repairs that last. We offer a lifetime transferable warranty on all our repairs, giving you peace of mind that your home is in good hands. Contact PIERMAN Foundation Repair today at (580) 453-0330 for all your foundation repair needs.