Monday, April 26, 2010

Saving Your Property From Dry Rot And Water Damages

Checking the fascia boards on your home or apartment can be an early indicator of dry rot beginning to appear in the structure. Visual inspections can be done. Look to see if the wood has lost it's original shape. Is the surface irregular, pieces of wood failing? Regular painting of the wood surface will help to shed the water from the wood, extending the life of the wood.

Dry rot and water damage is not good, and delay in repairs can be costly. Good maintenance of the building materials is the best solution in the prevention of dry rot and water damage. Ask a local contractor who specializes in these type of issues for their recommendations and suggestions.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dry Rot Damage Continues To Grow in Apartment Community.

I've been a general contractor in Placerville, CA for several years. Before that I was a general Contractor in Cameron Park, and San Jose, CA. I have had a ton of experience with water damage, dry rot, mildew, mold, decay, and all that stuff thats ugly and dirty. I've seen dry rot in the early stages, the extreme stages and everything in between. Recently, I had the opportunity to go back to a job site that did not repair wood that was in need of repair. The owners chose to wait, and the problem got worse.

This video shows what can happen when nothing is done to correct a water damage problem. Dry Rot and Water damage will continue to decay the wood in the area.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Roof problem leads to dry rot in exterior siding and trim.

If your roof is leaking, even slightly, the problem will only get worse with time.
Sometimes it will be in the attic area, causing insulation and drywall problems. This can lead to mold, mildew, water damage or more. Other times the leak effects the exterior of the home. This can include siding, trim, and doors.
In the photo here, water got between the roof and siding above and ran down and behind the siding below.
If you need an evaluation of your water damage or dry rot, and you are near the Sacramento region, we are available for a no cost evaluation.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Exterior Siding Repaired in Sacramento by General Contractor

Exterior Siding needs to be maintained regularly, otherwise damage will occur over time. Maintenance may be as simple as regular, thorough painting of the exterior of the property. A qualified licensed contractor can help you in the necessary maintenance. Many are willing to meet and discuss your situation without cost.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dry Rot Under Lightweight Concrete Walkway by Placerville Contractor

This is a second story lightweight concrete deck. We pulled off the plywood from below to discover this water damage. The concrete above only had minor cracking in the surface, the water proofing had failed over time. Dry rot damage can be very dangerous if not repaired. Have your property inspected by a licensed contractor with experience in dry rot and water damage repairs. Many will do this at no charge to the property owner.