Dry rot occurs when a certain type of fungus slowly breaks down wood fibers. If the fungus infests a good portion of the material, the texture of the wood becomes dry and aged. Wood that is completely affected by dry rot loses its strength, causing it to break and collapse over time. Contact KC Waterproofing and Foundation Repair if your property’s wooden structures show signs of dry rot. We have the expertise and equipment needed to effectively and immediately remove the rot.
Removing dry rot is not a simple process. You need a keen eye for detail and a lot of experience to know exactly what type of dry rot you’re dealing with.
There are two types of dry rot that can attack the wooden structures of your property. The first one is white rot that targets hardwood like cherry and red oak. White rot has a spongy feel to it and a stringy appearance. It also gives off a white or yellowish discoloration. The second type of dry rot is brown rot or brown cubical rot. Brown rot causes the wood to turn dark and is often seen in softwood like cedar and larch.
Given the appearance of the two types of dry rot, it’s easy to confuse dry rot with termite or carpenter ant damage. If you don’t use the correct rot removal method, you might aggravate the rotting and cause further damage to the wooden structure. If dry rot is a prevalent problem, it only means that your home is carrying excess moisture.
When you need to address the dry rot problem in your Kansas City, Missouri & Overland Park & Olathe, Kansas property, contact KC Waterproofing and Foundation Repair at 816-226-4547 today. Not only will we improve your property environment, but we’ll also improve your home’s waterproofing and moisture control.