Dry rot is a wood fungus that is extremely destructive to healthy wood. It typically takes hold in wood that is moist or wet and can occur in many places of your home. The history of the term ‘dry rot’ goes back to the 1700s when British ships that had been in use on the ocean were docked and dried out, then promptly began to crumble. Though it appeared that the rotted condition was caused by drying, it was already present but came to fruition once the boat structure dried. Detecting and removing wood infected with dry rot is critical because, just like those British ships, the wooden structure of your home is at high risk when deteriorated by dry rot fungus.
If you suspect you have dry rot, give SFW Construction a call! After detecting dry rot, determining the extent of damage is essential, followed by the removal of all wood infected by the dry rot fungus. Like the decay that causes a tooth cavity, we must eliminate dry rot fungus to restore health to the wood in your Beaverton home. Addressing dry rot sooner than later is essential because – just like tooth decay – the sooner you catch it, the less repair work needs to be done. Dry rot eats away at the aspect of healthy wood that makes it strong and firm, robbing it of its ability to do its job in your home. When dry rot has advanced in any wood structure of your home, the wood will begin to decay, fall apart and crumble.