Redeemers Group Case Studies: Complete Floor Joist Replacement in Iuka Home Due to Rotten Wood!
This homeowner had planned a complete remodel of her master bedroom, including the adjoining bath. Luckily, she had the smarts to look start from the ground up. She called local crawl space and foundation company, Redeemers Group, for a free inspection of her crawl space. What they found was shocking. Mold colonies had visibly formed all along the wood subflooring, beams and joists. The wood was rotting away! Typical moisture content (the amount of water in the wood) for lumber is between 8-12%, this homeowner had a moisture content of a whopping 28.2%!
With completely rotted wood, this customer would require a complete removal and replacement of the wood that framed the underside of her home. Thank goodness the customer had the good sense to reach out to a nearby specialist to check on her foundation before she out the time and effort into an expensive remodel.
With such high moisture content in her crawl space, not only would the wood need to be replaced, but it would need to be protected from future condensation. The customer opted for LumberKote, which Redeemers Group can spray onto the wood to completely seal it and keep it protected from humidity in the air.
Mold should is a microscopic organism that should never be visible to the naked eye. once it is, you know you've passed the threshold of safety, menaing you need to call your local crawl space specialist ASAP!
Here is the completely reframed crawl space, complete with LumberKote treatment!