Dry rot is a fast-acting fungus that consumes wood structures and causes them to become brittle and weak. If the construction of your Astoria homes is exposed to the dry rot fungi, the rot can spread quickly with little moisture present. This makes identifying dry rot difficult before its spreads and even harder to predict.
As dry rot can infiltrate your home via interior and exterior sources and infest any wood structure. It can be found anywhere in your home. Dry rot is more likely to be where moisture is likely to be present, but you can find it in posts, beams, kitchen and bathroom floors and walls, deck framing, deck boards, eaves, roofs, near damaged gutters, foundations, sill plates, window and door framing, siding, cripple walls and crawl spaces, among others. Spotting rot is not always easy, but there are some things you can look for.