Repairing dry rot damage increases your home’s structural stability and, along with seismic retrofitting, helps fortify your house in the event of an earthquake.
Rot repairs and maintenance can include a wide variety of tasks including painting touch ups, woodwork and remodeling.
If your interior and/or exterior walls have dry rot damage, it is necessary to repair this issue so your home’s foundation will stand strong for many years to come.
Repairing the dry rot in your home will also increase your home’s resale value! The moment you discover dry rot in your home, or if you would like to ensure there are no hidden dry rot areas, it is vital to give the experts at Victor Construction & Engineering a call instantly! We will properly identify all the areas of dry rot in your home by performing an in depth home evaluation. Our dry rot repair team will walk you through the entire process, from start to finish. We use only quality products to repair the damage, so your home will last for decades to come. We are the expert in dry repair with over 26 years of experience!
Steps to Dry Rot Cleaning & Repair
- Remove Damaged Wood: All wood that shows decay or visible fungus should be removed, as well as all wood within one meter of the visible decayed material.
- Remove Materials Near Damage: Plaster, paneling, linings, and ceilings around the dry rot areas can also contribute to the damage and should also be removed.
- Wire brush Affected Area: Using a wire brush, loose material is removed from all surfaces within 1.5 meters of the furthest edge of the infestation, including metal, masonry, and pipes. Resulting dust and debris is removed as well.
- Disinfect area: A disinfectant is applied to all wood, masonry, and exposed soil in within 1.5 meters from the damage.
- Rebuild: Substantially rot-damaged beams, joists, and posts are replaced with pressure-treated wood.
Preventing Dry Rot in a Basement: Remove all standing water sources, then install a plastic vapor barrier on the walls and floors. Install a self-draining dehumidifier powerful enough to dry the area. (At least a 100-liter model)
Preventing Dry Rot in a Crawl Space: Seal off all crawl space vents and door covers. Encapsulate the crawl space with a crawl space liner, then install a self-draining crawl space dehumidifier.