Seattle homeowners are no strangers to dry rot and the structural damage it can do to a home’s foundation. Dry rot can affect a multitude of areas of your home, from interior wooden structures to exterior add-ons like front porches and backyard decks.
Catch and Fix Dry Rot Fast
When dry rot begins impacting your home’s structure, it’s important to contain it as fast as possible to prevent spreading. The sooner that you are able to catch dry rot, the easier it will be to fix—rather than tackling a more complicated, larger-scale project.
Either way, Got Rot LLC is committed to repairing your home. Our experienced tradesmen have an average of 10+ years of experience specializing in their craft and are happy to provide you with a free consultation to create a treatment plan for your unique project.
What Is Dry Rot?
Dry rot feeds on wood and damages it, causing rot damage that leaves it fragile. When homes in moist areas like Seattle suffer from poor ventilation and humidity, dry rot spores can grow in the foundation and internal structures.
Dry rot is wood decay caused by fungus. Also known by other names such as brown rot and wood rot, dry rot can wreak havoc on wooden structures—such as your home’s interior and exterior.
Dry rot occurs when fungus breaks down cellulose and hemicellulose, which are the components that give wood its strength. Once its resilience has been compromised by rot damage, the wood is left weak and brittle.