Water is essential to your garden (and pool or hot tub.) But it is amazing how much damage it will do when it sits on raw lumber over time. Did you find long-term water damage on your beautiful wooden deck?
Wood that has been exposed to the elements over time begins to rot, invites pests and goes from a load bearing structure to a shaky mess. First it begins to split. Then these cracks expand due to the weight of the dirt or the water, the cracks widen and the wood eventually splits. Moisture left to collect and cling without evaporating will turn to mold and mildew. Not only are these substances smelly and ugly, but they will destroy your wood.
It starts slow and you will barely notice as it’s happening. A light rain leaves a small puddle; the weight and chemicals and moisture are slowly making a permanent indentation on your deck. Moisture attracts dust and other elements that are light enough to hang in the air. Dirt settles on the moist surface and the cracks of the wood.
Rotten wood is extremely weak. Plus pests that hide in wet wood will eat away at the good wood that the moisture hasn’t yet reached. They are attracted by the wet crevices where bacteria have begun to grow. Now you have even more mushy damage.
When it is caught early, it may be possible to repair the damage without having to replace your whole deck. If your deck is adjacent to your home, the team will need to correct any damage on the home. Dry Pros is your best shot at bringing your backyard back to life by repairing all the water damage.
If the team has to rebuild your deck, consider some improvements over the current one. Dry Pro will repair or replace your deck with a wonderful space for your family for years to come. Using pressure treated lumber and sealing your deck is the best way to protect the wood from water damage. Re-sealing the deck annually will help lock out moisture, preventing water from soaking into the surface or getting down into cracks and crevices.
If you have experienced water damage in your North Georgia home, Dry Pros will respond immediately with a full team and resources. They will dive in to salvage your floors, walls, and possessions from additional water damage. When you hire Dry Pros, not only do you get exceptional service, you get peace of mind as well.