One of eight rotten pilings identified at the jobsite
Removing the rotten sections prior to encapsulating the piling
Remains of the original wooden piling
Excavation around the pile and reinforcing bar
Jacket installed around the piling
Epoxy fills the space between the piling and the jacket in order to encapsulate the wood
Eight pilings were repaired
Many homes along the coast have foundations made from wood pilings driven into the ground and extending up through the house structure. Over time, these pressure treated piles lose their ability to withstand the harsh marine environment, often resulting in decay and damage where both moisture and oxygen are present. When the base of a pile is weakened by rot, the house is threatened by a serious structural failure.