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Retaining Wall Posts Are Rotted

Retaining Wall Posts Are Rotted

 

 

We are working on replacing a long section of retaining walls in Cameron Park made of wood. The wood posts, though pressure treated to preserve, are rotten in the center of the post. It appears that the tops and bottoms of the pressure treated lumber was not protected. Most manufactures recommend adding chemical protection to the cut surfaces to prevent this from happening.

 

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Good morning Tom,

That is true now but probably not then or it was planned obsolescence!

Make yourself a great day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) almost 2 years ago

The galvaniztd lag bolt and proximity to irrigation didn't help matters either. Where's the Thompson's when you need it?

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) almost 2 years ago

I can honestly say that I have NEVER seen a retaining wall on a property that was installed properly or already deteriorating if it is more than a couple of years old.

Retaining wall says, "Don't buy me".

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 2 years ago

Looks like a big job and they hired the right guy for it too Tom.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 2 years ago

90% of what we sell will have those walls along the shoreline of the lake.  It's important the piers are not cut on the end that goes into the ground and that the top end is site treated as well.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 2 years ago

It could be but it did last 30 years or so Raymond E. Camp .  

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) almost 2 years ago

Good Point! There are lots of things working against this post Kevin J. May .

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) almost 2 years ago

It's not always easy changing the forces of nature Lenn Harley

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) almost 2 years ago

Thanks Roger D. Mucci , I hope to live up to the task at hand. 

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) almost 2 years ago

These boards are designed for this contact contact with soil and water, but it has to be done correctly to last. Thanks Tammy Lankford !

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) almost 2 years ago

Yeah, I'd say those posts are a bit damaged! We have bad termites here in the desert so any wood to earth contact is not advised. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Tom. I bet ya when you're done it will be done right...  Wan ta take my bet?  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) almost 2 years ago

If the bottoms aren't dipped in copper naphthenate or some other like chemical the centers are bait for destruction!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 2 years ago

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