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The record-breaking floods have devastated communities and severely damaged or wiped-out infrastructure and homes. But all may not be lost when talking timber. Waterlogged timber that could be salvaged is often thrown away. In today’s market, wood is increasingly expensive to replace. WoodSolutions’ timber information is available for free and includes resources that can help determine if a home’s timber frame is salvageable. Here are five tips to salvage flood-damaged timber.
1. Act quickly – timing is critical
2. Expose timber to air
3. Measure moisture content
4. Seek advice
5. Get more information.
For more information, download Technical Design Guide 12 – Impact and Assessment of Moisture-affected Timber-framed Construction.