Repairs are often required as a result of field conditions in new construction, for fire damage, problems revealed during the sale of a building, or as a result of increased loading due to tenant improvements.
We provide engineering services for any engineered wood products, known as Structural Composite Lumber (SCL). These products include Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) & Parallel Strand Lumber (PSL). We also do repairs for Glulam, solid sawn lumber, solid sawn beams, posts and timbers.
Metal Plate Connected (MPC) trusses can often be repaired in the field using readily available materials such as plywood and 2×4’s. This can eliminate the need for costly truss replacement or the addition of expensive MPC “frames”.
A common occurrence with wooden I-Joists is the need for oversized holes to be added to the web material. At other times the top or bottom flanges are notched for plumbing or electrical runs. Most of these conditions can be repaired using combinations of plywood, lumber and glue. Done properly the repair is stronger than the original I-Joist, eliminating the need for replacement.
Bolted timber trusses used in Commercial and Industrial buildings may fail for a number of reasons. We provide engineering to repair these truss failures. The design, connections, and repair methods will vary depending on the specific job conditions. We strive to produce a practical, structurally sound, and economically affordable repair.
Solid sawn, Glulam and other engineered wood beams can be damaged in a number of ways: excessive loadings, imperfections in fabrication, damage from forklifts, exposure to moisture or chemicals, or fire damage. Damaged beams can be repaired in place using tension rods and other methods, to restore the beam to its original strength without the need for expensive replacement.
To submit a truss or i-joist for a repair, visit either our truss or joist repair sites listed below and select the request a repair link from the menu.
For truss repairs visit: fixmytruss.com
For I-joist repairs visit: fixmyjoist.com