how to fix water damaged wood

How to Fix Water Damaged Wood?

Wood by its nature is porous and tends to absorb water when there is significant contact time between the two. This is especially problematic for untreated wood, or wood with damage to its finish – which will allow water to enter undeterred. At this point, you’ll need to assess the extent of the damage, and decide whether to fix the water damaged wood – or simply replace it.

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gypcrete vs concrete

Gypcrete vs Concrete: Which is Best for You?

When it comes to flooring materials both gypcrete and concrete have their respective roles, with most people being far more familiar with concrete vs gypcrete. Gypcrete, although it has a similar sounding name to concrete, is actually a flooring underlayment used for its self-leveling, sound-reduction, and radiant heating abilities.

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plywood outside

How to Store Plywood Outside?

If you need to store plywood, the best way to do so is inside a garage or shed where it’s well protected from the elements. However, if you’re working on an outdoor project, and don’t have the storage space needed for your plywood then can you store it outside?

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pine vs birch plywood

Pine vs. Birch Plywood

Plywood comes in a huge array of different types and grades, so choosing a type for your specific project can get confusing. Pine and birch are two common materials used to manufacture plywood, and due to the differing properties of the wood, they generally have different uses.

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bcx plywood

What is BCX Plywood?

Plywood grading can be tricky to understand, and if you’re not a contractor you probably find the different grades as easy to understand as Egyptian hieroglyphics. Not to worry though, I’ll break this down in a way that anyone can understand, so you’ll have a solid understanding of BCX plywood and how plywood grading works.

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plywood on wall

How to Prevent Plywood from Warping?

Plywood is one of the most common building materials used in all sorts of interior and exterior applications, but it has its downsides. It’s prone to warping when it’s exposed to moisture, and once warped it becomes difficult to work with and weaker than normal plywood would be. The best thing you can do though is to prevent the plywood from warping in the first place.

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