What Causes Wood Rot?

Wood rot (or dry rot) happens when wood is attacked by fungi, destroying the parts of the wood that make it strong. Fungal spores need sufficient amounts of water and high humidity to grow. When the moisture content of the materials that your home is built from is coupled with high humidity, it creates the perfect condition for rot to damage your wood. As it spreads, the fungi literally eats away at the wood leaving it dark and crumbly, eventually leading to even more issues like mold and mildew. Wood rot is difficult to spot prior to its spreading and nearly impossible to predict.

If left untreated, wood rot can spread and weaken the structure of your home. Also, a home with significant rot will also lose its resale value, so it’s very important to take care of it as soon as the problem is identified.

For dry rot repairs, it’s important to use a specialist. Our highly trained specialists at MarConOne will locate the source of the dry rot, then assess the structural damage and identify from where the moisture is entering your home. After that we will customize the best dry rot repair solution to solve your unique situation and take the necessary steps to prevent dry rot from reoccurring. We isolate the source of moisture intrusion, remove and replace the affected wood, repair the rotted structure, and waterproof the repairs (with stain and sealer) so that the rot cannot return.

Rest assured that all of our crew members are background checked, are certified as professional installers by the building material product manufacturer, and go through rigorous training and safety training prior to entering your property.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]