What causes dry rot? How do you solve the dry rot problem that has eaten my foundation?
Dry rot (also known as brown rot) can cause very serious damage and deterioration of the wood around your home.
Dry rot is a condition of wood in which a fungus breaks down the wood’s fibers and renders the wood weak and brittle. Excessive moisture is the root cause of dry rot.
No one likes to hear the word “fungus”. So, when your home is being attacked by a living fungus called dry rot, you need to enlist the help of some professionals to take care of the problem as soon as possible in order to minimize the extent and the cost of treatment.
"Disaster Recovery" specializes in dry rot and wood replacement. Our professionals can assist you in replacing wood that has been infested by dry rot fungus.
We can remove the fungus and help repair the wood damaged by the organism. We can also provide wood replacement or repair that’s needed due to termite damage.
Our company has a long history of expertise in eliminating, preventing,and controlling dry rot infestations in homes. Borate wood preservatives can be used to treat and prevent fungal growth, and can sometimes eliminate the need for wood replacement.
Our trained surveyors and technicians will:
* Identify the nature, type and extent of the dry rot and decay* Determine the cause – dry rot? Or termites?
* Locate, then repair or remove the source of moisture* Remove any wood or plaster damaged or affected by dry rot
* Replace all removed timber with treated timber
* Advise what additional steps (if any) are required to safeguard the property
* Ensure that your property is left clean and safe
The presence of "red brick dust" is usually the first sign of dry rot. This is actually an accumulation of fungal spores that are covering the surface, waiting for the proper conditions that allow them to start growing.
Our fully experienced and qualified specialists are experts at identifying the extent of the decay, and will arrange for an appropriate way to solve your dry rot problem.
An outbreak of dry rot commonly occurs several months after a household water event, such as flooding, burst washing machine hoses, a failed water heater, or leaking pipes.
We’re in the damage restoration business,and we focus on structural repair when replacing damaged wood, including fascia and eaves. We remove the damaged wood and replace it with the highest-grade, primed wood.
We take care to match the existing wood texture and size as closely as possible, so that the repair looks as good as new, or even better than the original.
What really sets us apart from others who do this work is that we make sure to determine whether the damage has been caused by dry rot or by termites.
When dry rot is the cause of damage, we find out how the damaging moisture got in contact with the wood, and we repair the leaking plumbing or roof system to prevent the damage from reoccurring. We have saved our customers thousands in repeat repairs by combining the leak repair and the termite/dry-rot repair.
We aim to develop our client's trust through the comprehensive nature of our Dry-rot recovery services.