Wood Rot Repair in Omaha, Grand Island, Wichita, Kansas City, Springfield, Denver & Sioux City
Thrasher Can Prevent & Repair Basement Wood Damage
Repairing wood damage in basements caused by rot, mold, and termites may seem overwhelming and expensive. However, if you can catch the problem before it becomes too severe, a basement waterproofing contractor can provide a quick and affordable remedy.
Simply repairing mold damage is not a lasting solution. If there are still conditions for mold to return, including moisture and high humidity, it will simply resume growing on your new wood over time.
At Thrasher Foundation Repair, we specialize in preventing and repairing wood damage issues of all types, including moldy or damaged wood. For a free wood damage quote, call or e-mail us today! We proudly serve Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado areas throughout Omaha, Lincoln, Sioux City and nearby.
Restoring Rotting & Moldy Wood Damage
When inspecting the damage, your contractor will have three main challenges:
- Determining what wood to replace
- Assessing where you need wood repairs
- Evaluating where repairs are not needed
In the case of structural wood, the entire piece, not just the damaged portion, will need to be replaced or reinforced. The same goes for structural posts, floor joists, beams, and similar wood.
The nature of the problem in your home isn't always straightforward to an untrained eye. That is why you should call a professional to identify what caused the damage — so it doesn't reoccur.
How We Repair Wood Rot & Damage
Does your basement have rotting, moldy, damaged wood? Thrasher Foundation Repair provides reliable repairs, reinforcing the structural integrity of the below-grade space and ensuring lasting results.
Structural Support Jacks
Often, it's not necessary to replace the wood, even when the frame shows mold damage. In these cases, we recommend house jacks to repair the damage. These adjustable support beams can be installed quickly underneath your home to restore strength to your structure.
If your structural support beams are rotting, a sister beam of new wood may be installed along the old one to add structural strength.
These supports are appropriate to repair floor joists that are rotting or supports that are sagging due to poor supporting soils. They're also an effective solution for basements that are sagging due to a poorly designed house or one with too few supports to bear the weight of your home.
We can't address wood rot until we remove all sources of moisture intrusion. That is why along with structural damage repairs, we also provide a patented basement waterproofing system, including:
- Sump pumps that discharge water entering the home and have features for added protection, even during a power outage!
- Dehumidifiers that keep the basement regulated and reduce condensation, lowering the risk of wood rot, mold, and mildew.
- French drain systems that direct moisture intrusion to the sump pump and ensure a safe, secure, and dry space.
- A vapor barrier that seals walls from moisture, creating a clean, dry area.
- New egress windows to replace leaky, outdated ones and to provide a safe exit in the case of an emergency.
- Seamless gutters, downspout extensions, and clog-proof gutter guards to protect the foundation from water intrusion from runoff.
Before Replacing Rotting Wood
Many homeowners and contractors make the mistake of repairing the damaged wood and calling the problem solved. But what about the cause of the damage in the first place?
Improvements you can make to prevent moldy, rotting wood:
- Address all plumbing leaks
- Fix any grade line problems
- Repair or replace damaged, clogged gutters
- Eliminate pest infestations
- Fix groundwater leaks
- Resolve moisture & flooding problems
Surface Mold vs. Wood Rot
Why aren't trees damaged by mold and rot? The answer to this question can help you understand something important about mold. As mold grows, it feeds on the sugars, starches, and other compounds in wood. Living wood protects itself from mold and rot damage with its bark. The bark is absent of the sugars and starches that mold eats, discouraging mold growth. When wood is cut and processed, it loses this natural layer of protection and opens the door for mold and rot growth.
Surface mold consumes the sugars and starches in the wood, which does not influence the strength of the wood. Wood rot can consume sugars and starches, but it also converts the structural polymers in wood fibers to food, which weakens the wood's strength.
If you have surface mold, you can clean it without damaging your wood. Wood rot is a deeper problem that may require serious repairs.
Why Fix Structural Damage & Wood Rot?
Repairing structural damage and wood rot is a quick and reliable way to reinforce the home against a collapse. Other benefits include:
- Increasing curb appeal
- Reducing mold & mildew hazards
- Preventing sticking windows & doors
- Boosting resale value
- Preventing a home collapse
- Preventing future structural damage
Schedule a free basement waterproofing estimate to learn more. We proudly serve Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado areas throughout Bellevue, Council Bluffs, Kearney, Grand Island, Fremont, North Platte, Norfolk, Sioux City, Lincoln, Omaha, and nearby.
Get a Free EstimateGive us a call at 1-844-948-3306 or complete this form and we'll contact you shortly to schedule a Free Inspection, and you'll get a no-obligation written quote during our initial visit.
We serve the following areas
- Birch Tree
- Edgar Springs
- Lake Spring
- Middle Brook
- Mountain View
- Peace Valley
- Van Buren
- South English