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Re: Repair of Water Damaged LVL Beams

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There are some methods of removing the bad portions of the material and replacing with epoxies. One has to be careful with the detailing so that the finished integrity is a strong as the original. We have done this extensively at the San Leandro Marina where wood portions of the docks supporting the bathrooms had to be replaced. (around 1990)


On 5/22/2014 9:18 AM, Martin, Kipp A. wrote:
My supervisor asked me to take a look at some water damaged beams at his
house. The beams are LVL lumber and appear to be two 1 ¾" wide x 18" deep beams sistered together. One beam has experienced a fairly large loss of section and some of the others have small areas that appear bad. Other than complete replacement ( with its associated $$$) are there any ways to repair LVL lumber? I realize that the beam that has lost a lot of its section will need replacement.


Kipp A. Martin P.E., S.E.
Project Manager
Design Center Structural Team Leader
Office: 479-527-9100


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