Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wood damage in Cameron Park

Moisture, earth contact, warm conditions and lack of attention to signs of water damage can lead to serious structural damage. This concrete deck was not waterproofed correctly, water and soil allowed the decay of the supporting lumber. Left uncorrected the damage gets worse, never better.
Even the best construction practices can fail over a period of time. So it is important to be deligent in check areas where water damage can occur. If you live in the Sacramento area and have concerns with water damage, Tromler Construction is willing to investigate your situation. There is no charge for this service.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dry Rot Damage Removed, Ready For Concrete

All water damage material, dry rot damages, and moldy surfaces are cleaned up. The only thing that remains to be done - pour the concrete decking.
Tromler Construction is located in El Dorado County.

Repairing dry rot damaged patio by Tromler Construction

Decking materials were removed; concrete, sheathing, joists, and header. All material removed was damaged and considered dangerous if built upon. Water had damaged this wood over a 20 year period. The damage started from a small crack in the lightweight concrete, the tar waterproofing membrane had failed, the moisture slowly destroyed the wood under the deck.

Temporary supports were needed to hold the rails up during the rebuilding of the decking. Here the 4x12 header and fascia boards have already been installed. The support bracing remained in place until the completion of the framing by Tromler Construction.

Joists and sheathing installed. This is a shot from under the deck, from the apartment below. Siding will be installed over the joists to close up the underside of the deck. This deck is located in Cameron Park.
New hot mop waterproof membrane will be installed and a new concrete slab poured tomorrow by Tromler Construction.