What Is Dry Rot?
Dry rot, also known as wood rot, is a state of decay in previously healthy wood that is caused by an aggressive wood fungus that thrives on wet and moist wood. The state of deterioration which marks dry rot depends on the degree to which the wood fungus has invaded the wood it feeds upon. If caught early the problem may be mild, but once the wood rot has completely taken hold of the wood in your Bellevue home it becomes basically worthless, falling apart, cracking and crumbling like sawdust.
Treating Dry Rot
Because the wood fungus that causes dry rot is so destructive, it is essential to identify and remove dry rot before it does too much damage. If left untreated it will deteriorate the wood structures and surfaces in your home, causing dilapidation and decay. Dry rot can invade your home siding, joists, beams, flooring, roof and any wood structures. Having a professional Bellevue dry rot expert inspect your home for dry rot will save you lots of hassle and headache down the road, especially if we are able to catch it before it gets too advanced.
Professional Dry Rot Removal And Home Restoration
SFW Construction LLC is a highly qualified construction company specializing in Bellevue dry rot repair work for homeowners throughout Washington State. As a licensed general contractor we are certified and capable to repair any portion of your home affected by dry rot as well as to address any associated problems caused by dry rot. Wood rot can deteriorate any structure or surface in your Bellevue home—as a full-scale construction company we can handle any associated issues, including home restoration work, siding repair, and roof work.
Signs & Symptoms Of Dry Rot
Dry rot comes from a wood fungus that thrives on moist or wet wood, so common symptoms include changes in the appearance, functionality, and odor of any wood area in your home, both interior and exterior. Common symptoms of dry rot are discoloration in wood or wood that appears to have strange cobweb-like growths or mushrooms on it. A musty, mildew smell is also common, as is uneven areas of flooring that “give” when walked upon.
If you think your home has dry rot, call SFW Construction LLC for a free phone consultation. We also provide cost-effective in-home inspections to assess your home for dry rot. We work with you to develop a plan to rid your home of dry rot and restore its health for you and your family. Call today for a free consultation!