Rotted Post Repair Peoria IL

Anthem Built Has the Solution to Rotted Post Repair in Peoria IL

Since the 1950s, the methods for post-frame construction have changed little. To this end, contractors are still making the same mistakes they were making over 70 years ago! As simple as post-frame construction can be, one issue continually plagues property owners and contractors: wood rot. Once wood rot affects your structure’s frame, only a few options exist for restoring and reinforcing the columns. Thankfully, Anthem Built has developed a foolproof solution for rotted post repair in Peoria IL! Call today to learn more about our Column Repair System.

Repair Sleeves used for Rotted Post Repair in Peoria IL

Why Does Wood Rot Impact Post-Frame Columns?

As mentioned, many of the same techniques in post-frame construction over 70 years ago are still being used today. This also means some of the same mistakes are being made! Chief among those “mistakes” is placing the base of wood columns, part of the frame, directly in the ground. While this is a structurally sound method for post-frame construction, it leaves your wood more susceptible to the ravages of wood rot. Because wood (even treated wood) is in direct contact with soil, factors like moisture, insects, bacterial growth, etc., will deteriorate the material, severely compromising your structure’s stability. And once rot has taken hold, there’s no getting rid of it.

How Do You Know Your Columns Are Rotted?

If you own a post-frame structure, you must stay vigilant for signs of wood rot in your columns! While wood rot can’t be reversed, it can be slowed and stopped from progressing further (with help from Anthem Built). Your wood columns are likely experiencing wood rot if you begin noticing:

  • Wood Discoloration
  • Mushy or Soft Texture
  • Musty, Damp & Unpleasant Odors
  • Cracked or Crumbling Wood
  • Presence of Fungi and Bacterial Growth
  • Shrinking or Warping Wood
  • Increased Moisture Content
  • Bubbly or Flakey Paint

What’s the Solution?

A rotted post needing Rotted Post Repair in Peoria IL

Most times, when rot impacts a wood column, the only resolution is cutting away the affected area and replacing it with concrete columns or bases. Or, if a column is “too far gone,” complete replacement is your only option. However, Anthem Built has another option for contractors and property owners: our exceptional Column Repair System! Our system comprises several components, each able to work individually or in tandem. Rather than replacing your column, our Repair Sleeves, Column Covers and Repair Sockets reinforce your column. As such, when using our innovative products for rotted post repair in Peoria IL, you can expect:

  • Long-lasting reinforcement of weakened wood columns.
  • A quick repair solution that doesn’t require extensive excavation or cutting.
  • 10-gauge galvanized steel that wraps around, encases and anchors your columns.
  • The potential to stop the progress of wood rot and further column damage.
  • Exceptionally affordable repair solution when compared to your other available options.

Talk with Our Team

If wood rot is an impending concern for your existing post-frame structure, don’t hesitate to call Anthem Built about our innovative products for rotted post repair in Peoria IL. To learn more about our Column Repair System or to find an Anthem Built installer near you, call us at 309-463-2777. Or, if interested in becoming an Anthem Built installer yourself, fill out our online form!