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Video: Back Patio Trellis Replacement

Repairing a trellis due to dry rot in the lumber is not uncommon. This was a very nice custom home in Carlsbad, CA but the back patio trellis was built in such a way that the lumber was stacked tightly against other pieces of lumber. Moisture collected where the lumber was stacked together and that is where the dry rot occurred. You can see the pictures before the repair below and watch the video to see the newly finished trellis.

Video Transcription:

Good morning. I’m Bill Freeman with Freeman’s Construction. We’re finishing up a trellis down here on a job in Carlsbad. We’re completing a repair. The upper structure of this cover had a lot of dry rot. We simply took everything off, cleaned it up, and got rid of all the rotted wood. Now we’re hanging the lights on the inside. This is a custom home down here in Carlsbad CA, and the owners are preparing for a big dinner party next week. There was a lot of lumber sandwiched together, which promotes dry rot, and that’s exactly what occurred. Even some of these big beams were completely rotted through, close one third of them had to be replaced. Then we completely reworked the entire top portion. Have a great day.

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