We specialize in wood rot repair from structural wood beam rebuilding, to historic wood window repair, or, siding repair, siding replacement, wood railing repair, rotton wood stair replacement, wood fascia repair, wall envelope rebuilding, deck repair and difficult access projects. In may cases historic homes and buildings require south side restoration needing our expertise using a mix of modern and historic building methods. Decay on a building in the Seattle area, can occur anywhere weather and moisture have an opportunity to infiltrate. Most often, lack of maintenance, design, or bad prior workmanship is to blame……..
THE AVOIDABLE PROBLEM OF MOISTURE INFILTRATION See our step by step process here.
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- Architectural and Structural Wood Rot Restorations
- Previous Construction Defect Rebuilding
- Moisture Penetration and Resolution
- Inspections, Preliminary Estimates, Detailed Proposals
- Project Dust Controls and Weather Protection
The most common areas for moisture intrusion, that cause wood rot, are, roof flashing, gutters, windows, doors, waterproof decks, and exterior wood components on your home, like deck railings, and stairs.
Most often the fix of the cause is simple, but the damage in many cases requires a level of surgical precision, that can only come from an extremely high level of expertise. Especially in major wood rot structural repair, as well as recreating architectural components to match existing, say in Historic wood rot restorations.
From modern to vintage homes we have performed rot restorations by first inspecting and making a determination of the causes, the extent of the damage, and provide the best course of action to take to ensure your home is fixed for good. Although, in most cases, it is almost impossible to provide an exact cost, we do provide a preliminary estimate so we have a budgetary number to work from right from the start. We then proceed with a time and material method, and record everything in a system that we have developed called the daily log. With a high level of personal communication and a recording of the daily actions and materials, the daily log becomes your invoice. This method provides you with full disclosure of activities and ensures you know the problem is fixed for good!
Below is a video of a typical upper deck over a living space that was installed incorrectly! In this case kitchen floor linoleum was used under tile for the waterproof membrane!