How to Repair Wood Damage - part 1








These are pictures of wood damaged by termites. You have to be careful to dig out all the wood because the paint can cover the damage and it seems like it might not be a problem. The first is a picture that shows slight signs of termite wood damage, or damage that doesn't look like termite damage and only after it was dug out can you can see how extensive it really was. You have to dig it all out until you hit solid wood as in the second picture in order to do a complete wood repair job. So read on to learn how to fix this type of termite damage, as well as dry or wet rot, which is repaired the same way.

Obviously don't attempt to do termite repairs on your house until you've killed the termites by planet orange or tenting, etc.






Here is another picture showing more termite damage.

As mentioned before this could also be a dry rot or wet rotten wood repair, but the basic situation and the way to repair it is the same. Of course if it is a wet rot situation, fix the problem causing the damage first (like run off from your gutters or something.)











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