I haven't read every post in this thread, but I'm wondering if anyone
suggested replacing the door. With the expense and labor of using wood
stabilizer, it seems that replacing the rotted parts might be better.
Particle board in a wet environment is bad news...it isn't rotting, it
is just coming unglued.
IF the ramp is wood, perhaps a strip can be cut across it just to allow
runoff and avoid pooling against the door.
As someone else said, a picture is worth a thousand words.
When I picture (in my mind) a ramp, I picture a surface that slopes
away from the door. When I picture a surface that slopes away from the
door, I have trouble picturing water pooling against the door.
It sure would be nice to know that the OP means when she says "And
maybe the way the door sits against the ramp holds too much water."
Yes, photos would definitely help solve the problems. I pictured a ramp
with a flat, level area at the door....danged ESP isn't working today
:o) If the shed is fairly new, I'd be talking to the mfg. about a new door.
The rot needs to be stopped and killed first, rot is alive and eating
at your wood because the conditions of excessive moisture are right
for it to live. Laundry bleach kills rot, I'd soak the bottom of the
door in bleach then grind and cut out the damaged area, then use auto
bindo . If you don't correct the reason for excessive moisture the rot
will come back. There are treatments for wood to help prevent rot you
could use, google for them, and there are wood preservatives . I would
take off the door and soak the bottom in bleach. The ants may have
made a nest in the rotted door. Look up your shed warranty, it should
have something on rot. If its relatively new it probably stays wet and
in the shade and isn't drying out thoroughly. Rot is going to be hard
to control but laundry bleach sprayed on the wood can help to kill the
organisms before they continue to eat away at the wood .
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