Home Mold in IN, including Fort Wayne, Indianapolis & Muncie.
Mold Damage Repair

Repair Wood Damage in Greater Indianapolis

Rotting, decaying wood from mold damage in Brownsburg

10% of wood production in the United States is used to repair rotting wood.

Wood rot destroys about 20 billion board feet of timber each year -- far more than than the annual amount destroyed by fire damage.

Repairing wood damage in crawl spaces caused by rot, mold, and termites can seem like an overwhelming and expensive project.

However, if you can catch the problem before it becomes too severe, it can be quickly and affordably remedied by a professional crawl space contractor.

Simply repairing mold damage is not a lasting solution. If the conditions for mold to regrow exist (moisture, warmth, and a food source), mold will simply resume growing on your new wood over time.

Professional Mold Repairs In Indiana

At Indiana Foundation Service, we specialize in repairing crawl space issues of all types, including moldy or damaged wood. For a free quote, call or e-mail us today!

We serve the Indiana area, including surrounding areas such as Muncie, Elkhart, Terre Haute, Lafayette, Anderson, Kokomo, Carmel and nearby.

Before Replacing Your Rotting Wood...

Many homeowners and contractors make the mistake of repairing the damaged wood and calling the problem solved. But what about the cause of the damage in the first place?

Before removing and replacing rotting wood, follow these steps:

  1. Removing Water Sources: All plumbing issues and groundwater leaking must be addressed, or your replacement wood will rot. Remember: there is often more than one source of water leakage in a crawl space!
  2. Fix Any Grade line & Gutter Issues: If your gutters are depositing water around your foundation, or the ground around your home is sloped towards the house, then water will collect around (and inside) the crawl space, promoting mold and rot.
  3. Eliminate Pest Infestations: If you've had termites, carpenter ants, or other pests in your crawl space, you'll need a pest inspector to make sure they're eliminated. Termites can abandon sections of their nest while still being present elsewhere in your home.
Destroyed crawl space structural wood in New Castle

If left unchecked, rot and mold can lead to serious structural damage.

A professional can help find the source of the problem and provide a permanent repair solution.

Restoring Rotting & Moldy Crawl Space Wood

When inspecting the damage, your contractor will have three main challenges:

In the case of structural wood, the entire piece -- not just the damaged portion -- will need to be replaced or reinforced. This is true with structural posts, floor joists, beams, and similar wood.

The nature of the problem in your home isn't always clear to an untrained eye. A professional should be called in to identify what causes the damage so it doesn't recur.

Surface Mold Vs. Wood Rot

Why aren't trees damaged by mold and rot? Then answer to this question can help you understand something important about mold:

As mold begins to grow, it feeds on the sugars, starches, and other compounds in wood. Living wood protects itself from this kind of mold and rot damage with its bark. Bark is absent of the sugars and starches that mold eats, discouraging mold growth. When wood is cut and processed, it loses this natural layer of protection and opens the door for mold and rot growth.

Surface mold is able only to consume the sugars and starches in the wood, which does not influence the strength of the wood.

Wood rot is able to consume sugars and starches as well, but it's also able to convert the structural polymers in wood fibers to food, which weakens the wood's strength.

If you have surface mold, it can be cleaned off without having damaged your wood. Wood rot is a deeper problem that may require serious repairs.

Crawl space jack post installation Plainfield

Crawl space jack posts do more than just reinforce your rotting crawl space beams and posts -- they can also be used over time to attempt to restore your floor to its original, level position.

Crawl Space Supports

Often, it's not necessary to replace the wood -- even when the crawl space frame shows mold damage.

In these cases, we recommend crawl space jack posts, also known as crawl space supports, to repair the damage. These adjustable support beams can be installed quickly underneath your home to restore strength to your structure.

If your structural support beams are rotted, a sister beam of new wood may be installed along the old one to add structural strength.

Crawl space supports are appropriate to repair crawl space support posts that are rotting, as well as supports that are sagging due to poor supporting soils.

They're also an effective solution for crawl spaces that are sagging due to a poorly designed crawl space -- one that was originally created with too few supports to bear the weight of your home.

After Repairing Your Crawl Space...

Repairing your crawl space is not a job you want to do more than once! To prevent problems with mold, rot, and pests in the future, follow these steps:

  1. Move Firewood & Debris Away From Your Home: Termites, carpenter ants, wood-boring beetles, and countless other pets take refuge in piles of wood, leaves, and debris. Keeping these away from your home helps prevent the colonies spreading where they're not welcome.
  2. Seal The Crawl Space: Summer humidity and winter cold can make its way into a crawl space through the vents. Crawl space vents are also an open invitation to termites, mice, and other pests. A plastic liner can and airtight vent and door covers will hold back moisture and humidity -- and it will create a physical barrier between pests and your home.
  3. Dehumidify The Crawl Space: Mold, rot, termites, cockroaches, and other pests all need a source of water to survive. Drying out the space with a self-draining dehumidifier will help to keep these unwanted critters out.

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Cities in Adams County, IN
Berne
Geneva
Monroe

Cities in Bartholomew County, IN
Columbus
Elizabethtown
Grammer
Hartsville
Hope

Cities in Benton County, IN
Ambia
Boswell
Earl Park
Fowler
Otterbein
Oxford

Cities in Blackford County, IN
Hartford City
Montpelier

Cities in Boone County, IN
Jamestown
Lebanon
Thorntown
Whitestown
Zionsville

Cities in Brown County, IN
Nashville

Cities in Carroll County, IN
Bringhurst
Camden
Cutler
Delphi
Flora

Cities in Cass County, IN
Galveston
Walton

Cities in Clay County, IN
Bowling Green
Brazil
Carbon
Centerpoint
Clay City
Cory

Cities in Clinton County, IN
Colfax
Forest
Frankfort
Kirklin
Michigantown
Mulberry
Rossville

Cities in Decatur County, IN
Greensburg
Saint Paul
Westport

Cities in Delaware County, IN
Albany
Daleville
Eaton
Gaston
Muncie
Selma
Yorktown

Cities in Fayette County, IN
Connersville
Glenwood

Cities in Fountain County, IN
Attica
Covington
Hillsboro
Kingman
Veedersburg

Cities in Franklin County, IN
Brookville
Laurel
Metamora
Oldenburg

Cities in Grant County, IN
Fairmount
Gas City
Jonesboro
Marion
Swayzee
Upland
Van Buren

Cities in Greene County, IN
Bloomfield
Jasonville
Linton
Lyons
Newberry
Owensburg
Solsberry
Switz City
Worthington

Cities in Hamilton County, IN
Arcadia
Atlanta
Carmel
Cicero
Fishers
Indianapolis
Noblesville
Sheridan
Westfield

Cities in Hancock County, IN
Charlottesville
Fortville
Greenfield
Mc Cordsville
New Palestine
Wilkinson

Cities in Hendricks County, IN
Avon
Brownsburg
Clayton
Danville
Lizton
North Salem
Pittsboro
Plainfield
Stilesville

Cities in Henry County, IN
Knightstown
Lewisville
Middletown
Mooreland
New Castle
Shirley
Spiceland
Springport
Straughn

Cities in Howard County, IN
Greentown
Kokomo
Russiaville

Cities in Huntington County, IN
Warren

Cities in Jackson County, IN
Brownstown
Crothersville
Freetown
Medora
Norman
Seymour

Cities in Jay County, IN
Bryant
Dunkirk
Pennville
Portland
Redkey
Salamonia

Cities in Jennings County, IN
Butlerville
North Vernon
Paris Crossing
Scipio

Cities in Johnson County, IN
Bargersville
Edinburgh
Franklin
Greenwood
Needham
Nineveh
Trafalgar
Whiteland

Cities in Lawrence County, IN
Bedford
Heltonville
Mitchell
Oolitic
Springville
Williams

Cities in Madison County, IN
Alexandria
Anderson
Elwood
Frankton
Ingalls
Lapel
Markleville
Pendleton
Summitville

Cities in Marion County, IN
Beech Grove
Indianapolis
Speedway

Cities in Miami County, IN
Amboy
Bunker Hill
Converse

Cities in Monroe County, IN
Bloomington
Ellettsville
Unionville

Cities in Montgomery County, IN
Crawfordsville
Darlington
Ladoga
Linden
New Richmond
New Ross
Waveland
Waynetown
Wingate

Cities in Morgan County, IN
Camby
Martinsville
Monrovia
Mooresville
Morgantown
Paragon

Cities in Owen County, IN
Coal City
Freedom
Gosport
Poland
Quincy
Spencer

Cities in Parke County, IN
Bloomingdale
Bridgeton
Marshall
Montezuma
Rockville
Rosedale

Cities in Putnam County, IN
Bainbridge
Cloverdale
Coatesville
Fillmore
Greencastle
Reelsville
Roachdale
Russellville

Cities in Randolph County, IN
Farmland
Losantville
Lynn
Modoc
Parker City
Ridgeville
Saratoga
Union City
Winchester

Cities in Ripley County, IN
Batesville
Cross Plains
Holton
Milan
Osgood
Sunman
Versailles

Cities in Rush County, IN
Arlington
Carthage
Falmouth
Manilla
Milroy
Rushville

Cities in Shelby County, IN
Boggstown
Fairland
Flat Rock
Fountaintown
Morristown
Shelbyville
Waldron

Cities in Sullivan County, IN
Carlisle
Dugger
Fairbanks
Farmersburg
Merom
Shelburn
Sullivan

Cities in Tippecanoe County, IN
Battle Ground
Clarks Hill
Lafayette
Romney
West Lafayette
Westpoint

Cities in Tipton County, IN
Kempton
Sharpsville
Tipton
Windfall

Cities in Union County, IN
Brownsville
Liberty

Cities in Vermillion County, IN
Cayuga
Clinton
Dana
Hillsdale
Perrysville

Cities in Vigo County, IN
Lewis
Pimento
Terre Haute
West Terre Haute

Cities in Wabash County, IN
La Fontaine
Somerset

Cities in Warren County, IN
Pine Village
West Lebanon
Williamsport

Cities in Wayne County, IN
Cambridge City
Centerville
Economy
Fountain City
Greens Fork
Hagerstown
Milton
Richmond
Webster
Williamsburg

Cities in Wells County, IN
Keystone
Liberty Center
Poneto

Cities in White County, IN
Brookston
Chalmers

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