Dry Rot Repairs
Dry Rot is wood decay caused by certain species of fungi that digest parts of the wood which give the wood strength and stiffness. Dry rot begins as a microscopic spore which, in high enough concentrations, can resemble a fine orange dust. If the spores are subjected to sufficient moisture they will begin to grow fine white strands known as hyphae. As the hyphae germinate they will eventually form a large mass known as mycelium. The final stage is a fruiting body which pumps new spores out into the surrounding air.
A wood decay fungus, most commonly referred to as dry rot, is a fungus that digests moist wood, causing it to rot. Termites and other wood destroying insects are attracted to wood weakened by decay. For most termite reports, if there are findings, dry rot is what is commonly found.
Both termites and fungi create channels, but the process of making channels is different for the two. Dry rot in many cases looks like the dry brick or dry block. For it creates channels inside the wood by consuming wood and carrying water. On the other hand, termites dig tubes usually called mud tubes with soil, fecal, water or saliva. These tubes help the termites to shift from soil to food in search of food. The channels made by termites usually resemble the branches of the tree and the main channel or trunk standing on the ground.
Both termites and fungi have the common way to attack the wooden structures, commonly known as exposure to soil. Both termites and fungi attacks through soil and the main reason for this are the cracks in foundation and moisture in the walls and floors. Dry rot is the result of too much contact with moisture. Fungi transfer water from wet surface to the dry surface. On the other hand cracks in foundation pave the path for termites to enter the home and attack the new wooden structures.
We Repair Dry Rot Damage
If you never thought your home would succumb to the world of dry rot, even though you maintained it through the years, don’t worry! Dry rot pops up without homeowners knowing about it all the time! Homeowners can search for dry rot in the following areas:
- Window Frames
- Door Frames
- Other Non-Weight Bearing Surfaces
United Termite and Home Services offers free competitive bids on Termite Treatments and Dry Rot Repairs quoted by other companies. We also offer one year warranties on all work completed by us. You can fix your dry rot today by calling us today so you can receive an in-home estimate. We will show you where dry rot is, how you can identify it, and how we will restore the damage back to the way it should be before the damage occurred.