Triggered by fungi and moisture, wood rot causes the material to decay.
Wood rot is a natural decomposition process that turns logs into nutrients that benefit the soil. However, when the process happens to wood used for other purposes, such as to construct the frame of a structure or an outdoor deck, it can become worrisome. Wood rot can lead to structural concerns, including rotted ceiling and floor joists, damaged decks that are safety hazards, and deteriorated support beams and posts. Understanding more about wood rot and what to look for can help you determine whether it’s impacting the place you call home.
Triggered by fungi and moisture, wood rot causes the natural material to decay over time. What’s important to note is that for fungi to thrive in an area, continuous moisture must be present. The types of fungi that trigger wood rot include brown, white, and soft rot, all of which can be cause for concern. At Speedy Enrichment Contractor, LLC, one of our areas of expertise is wood rot. We serve both commercial and residential clients looking for and repairing the damage associated with wood rot.
If you have gaps around your windows or doors, the risk of wood rot goes up as moisture has a place to enter the space. Outdoor decks are also prime targets for rot, as they can retain water and struggle to dry out. High humidity levels in basements increase the risk of wood rot in the joists and support beams. For all your wood rot concerns, you can count on the team at Speedy Enrichment Contractor, LLC.