Using Epoxy to Repair and Restore Wood Damaged by Dry Rot in Portland, OR
Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Wood rot is an insidious problem, requiring a quick response. If it’s not stopped in its tracks, it will continue on and spread into all the wood surrounding the decaying area.
If you aren’t sure exactly what wood rot is, be sure to take a look at this summary from deckmagazine.com. As an interesting side note, this article also explains why wood pulled from a state of complete submersion in a river can be protected from rot, but the little bit of moisture trapped in your deck or porch can cause major issues.
In this particular case, we were asked to repair a section of wood that was being literally consumed by dry rot. You can click through the slideshow above for a quick look at the progression, and we have the details for you below.
How Can You Stop Dry Rot and Repair the Damaged Wood?
- As a first step, we dug out the infected wood.
- We then applied a clear, penetrating liquid epoxy
- Paste epoxy was applied next
- We sanded the surface smooth
- As a finishing touch, we prepped, primed, and painted the surface
A repair like this is not just a quick fix; it’s a long-term solution that mimics the original durability and properties of the wood. And, since it can be sanded, prepped, and finished, it’s ideal for a smooth, aesthetically-pleasing match. The finished photos above can attest to that!