Column Repair Illinois

Find Dependable Products for Post-Frame Column Repair in Illinois

Are you doing everything you can to protect your post-frame structure from moisture? Admittedly, even under the best conditions and with unique materials, pole barn columns are still susceptible to wood rot and damage. In turn, such damage can severely impact the stability of your structure, requiring immediate repair or replacement. However, rather than waste time and money having contractors replace all your affected columns, why not take column repair in Illinois into your own hands? Anthem Built produces expertly designed Repair Sleeves that are perfect for quickly repairing and reinforcing your structure’s wood columns. Call today to learn more!

A red barn after Column Repair in Illinois

Why Are Your Columns Deteriorating?

Because post-frame structures are more open and less temperature-controlled than other standing buildings, frame designs are more exposed to moisture. Especially if wood posts are placed directly in the ground, they are adjacent to all types of wood-eating fungi and insects. If soil moisture content is especially high, not allowing your wood to dry out, it will continually allow fungi to germinate. Over time, fungi growth will eat away at your wood, impacting its strength and compromising the structural integrity of your building.

How Can You Prevent Wood Rot?

Although Mother Nature always finds a way to create problems, despite your best efforts at prevention, there are ways to mitigate potential wood rot for your columns. While nothing is a foolproof solution for preventing wood rot, there are ways to extend your columns’ lifespan significantly. Such efforts include:

  • Drainage Systems – Your property should already have some form of drainage system. However, if you aren’t properly directing water away from the base of your frame, it will only absorb more moisture, further exasperating its deterioration.
  • Laminated/Treated Wood – There are unique wood products that are less likely to succumb to the ravages of wood rot. Laminated wood, for example, has a protective outer layer that prevents insects and moisture from reaching the wood underneath.
  • Special Products – There are additional column covers and bases you can initially install during post-frame construction that greatly reduce the potential for moisture and termites breaking down your wood. Some of these same products you can also find with Anthem Built.
  • Due Diligence – Wood rot isn’t something that only affects one or two of your posts. For this reason, as soon as you notice rotting for one column, the remainder must be thoroughly inspected for signs of deterioration. Catching wood rot early also means you can drastically slow or stop its progression with various repair solutions.

How Can You Repair Your Columns?

If wood rot does reach your post-frame columns, there’s no need to fret! Anthem Built provides exceptional, long-lasting repair solutions that increase the longevity of your columns and stop wood rot from progressing. For example, our Repair Sleeves are the number one choice for customers requiring quick and effective column repair in Illinois. With our Repair Sleeves, you can expect:

  • Fast-acting repairs that provide immediate support for your structure
  • Simple installation that doesn’t require excavation or extensive labor.
  • A heavy-duty product constructed from high-quality 10-gauge galvanized steel.
  • Stops/slows the deterioration of wood, significantly extending column lifespan.
  • More affordable repair solution compared to other post-frame repairs/replacements.

Talk with Our Team

Column repair in Illinois is an urgent concern that needs to be addressed with your post-frame structure. If you’ve noticed wood rot in your frame, find an affordable, long-lasting repair solution with Anthem Built’s Repair Sleeves! To learn more about our post-frame repair products or our additional products for simplifying post-frame construction, repair, and foundation replacement, call 309-463-2777. We are located at 305 Pine St, Varna, IL 61375, serving clients throughout the Midwest.