Fasteners that you insert into wooden materials, such as nails, screws, and bolts, can loosen inside of their holes over time. The primary causes of loosening are wear and expansion and contraction of the wood from regular usage and weather and temperature changes. You might have seen this type of damage with outdoor wood holes or old furniture.
What are the easiest ways to fix hole damage?
- Fill the hole with wood putty, create a new pilot hole, and then reinsert the fastener.
- Add a dab of wood glue or thread-locking adhesive to the fastener before insertion.
Keep in mind that these methods also help to prevent future damage and even fastener corrosion.
Each member of our team at Fasteners Inc. understands the wide range of problems our residential, commercial, and industrial clients face when dealing with fastening systems. For more information about this or other topics, contact us today.