Rotted Post Repair Springfield IL

Effectively Manage Rotted Post Repair in Springfield IL

One of the major concerns of post-frame contractors and property owners with post-frame structures is the longevity and durability of construction. In truth, post-frame buildings can withstand some of the harshest weather conditions and stress, making them a popular choice among businesses in the Midwest’s agricultural, commercial and industrial sectors. However, one problem with post-frame construction constantly threatens the stability of structures: wood rot in columns! If you are concerned about the state of your structure’s columns, allow Anthem Built to assist. We produce post-frame components designed to manage rotted post repair in Springfield IL, and across Illinois.

A rotting column needing Rotted Post Repair in Springfield IL

How Do Your Columns Begin Deteriorating?

Post-frame construction has changed little since the 1950s. As such, specific, less reliable construction techniques continue to be repeated over 70 years later! One such issue that continues confounding contractors is the direct placement of wood columns in the ground. Because this wood is in direct contact with soil, it’s also in contact with all the moisture, insects and bacteria that soil contains. Even treated wood, when in proximity to the primary causes of wood deterioration, will begin to break down. In turn, the post is severely weakened, thus compromising the structural integrity of your building.

What Are Common Signs of Wood Rot?

As unfortunate as wood rot is, it’s fairly easy to identify. And if you are worried about wood rot impacting your columns, it’s important to know and understand the signs of this pervasive disease. Your wood columns might be impacted by deterioration if you start seeing:

  • 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 Can Be Done?

A column with a Repair Sleeve that has undergone Rotted Post Repair in Springfield IL

Once wood rot affects a column, little can be done to provide traditional “repairs.” In most cases, rotted wood column repair in Springfield IL consists of excavating the weakened column or cutting out and replacing the deteriorating sections of wood. Worse yet, once wood rot has begun, there’s no reversing it. As such, Anthem Built developed another solution: our Column Repair System. We have designed unique, innovative components that can attach to your structure’s columns, restoring and reinforcing them. With our Column Repair Sleeves, Column Covers, and Repair Sockets, contractors and property owners can expect:

  • Increased strength and longevity for columns impacted by wood rot.
  • A fast column repair alternative that doesn’t require cutting or excavation of posts.
  • High-quality, exceptionally durable components made from 100% galvanized steel.
  • The ability to stop continued wood rot and protect from further damage.
  • More affordable repair option when compared to column excavation and replacement.

Count on Anthem Built's Post-Frame Products

Rather than continuing to worry about wood rot in your post-frame structure’s columns, take action with rotted post repair in Springfield IL! Protect your investment and ensure greater structural integrity with Anthem Built’s exceptional Column Repair System. To learn more about our post-frame products or to find an Anthem Built installer near you, call 309-463-2777. Or, if interested in becoming an Anthem Built installer yourself, fill out our online form!