In September, 2008 Hurricane Ike did a lot of damage to beach communities like Surfside, Texas.
A True Story About the Incredible Protective Power of WoodSteelon Natural, Untreated Wood
In November, 2005 the Thompson family of Spring, Texas bought a beach house in Surfside, Texas. It was to be a rental and needed a lot of work: new stairs and railings, paint, and a lot of interior refurbish work. Will Thomson recruited his relatives and friends and got to work. He wanted to save money so he built the exterior stairs and upper deck railings out of untreated, natural pine, 2 x 4's and 2 x 6's purchased from the local Home Depot. After he was finished building, he sprayed the stairs and railing with WoodSteel. He also sprayed the underside of the house with WoodSteel. For three years the stairs and railings endured salt water spray and blowing sand. Then came Hurricane IKE!
Hurricane Ike created a five foot surge - everything under the surge line was under water - see actual photos below!
NO VISIBLE DAMAGE
Ike hit Surfside with 80 -100 mile an hour winds and a surge of water 4
-5 high feet that immersed and left the stairs under salt water for
days - the railings and underside of the house endured wave washing for
10 - 12 hours. Although some windows were broken and the roof damaged,
the Insurance Adjuster said "there was no visible damage to the stairs,
railings or underside of the beach house"
Unlike the pressure treated wood seen in photos below, WoodSteel prevents water damage; stops decay, rot and warping and resists splitting.
Actual photos Surfside during Hurricane Ike: courtesy Houston Chronicle
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