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Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 by Amanda Ducey
Any wood that is showing decay or fungus should be removed, in addition to any wood that is within 3 ½ feet of the visible decay and or fungus
Any materials such as paneling, linings or plaster that are around the dry rot areas should be removed, as they can contribute to the damage
Remove any loose material within 5 feet of the farthest edge of the dry rot areas using a wire brush; this may include metal, piping, and or masonry
Use a disinfectant on all wood, masonry, and or exposed soil that is within 5 feet from the dry rot areas
Replace any substantially damaged beams, joists and posts with pressure-treated wood
To prevent dry rot in a basement, you must remove any standing water sources, install a plastic vapor barrier on the walls and floors, in addition to a self-draining dehumidifier.
To prevent dry rot in a crawlspace, you must seal off all crawl space vents and door covers, encapsulate the crawlspace with a crawlspace liner, and install a self-draining dehumidifier.
The experts at Dry Pro can help you eliminate dry rot issues at its source by drying out your basement or crawlspace, eliminating flood problems, and sealing out humidity. Dry Pro offers free, no-obligation inspections and estimates in the McAdenville, NC, area and the surrounding cities.