Residential Wood Rot Remediation Services
All homes are made of wood, so any home is susceptible to wood rot damage. You might notice it most on the exterior features of your home, but it can go undetected for a long time in places you can’t easily reach. If your home is suffering from wood rot, there’s good news: Remediation can repair this damage and extend the life of your home.
We at Guardian Construction help our customers save their homes from structural damage caused by wood rot. With our many years of experience, we’ve been there for members of our community when we were needed the most. If your home has structural damage due to wood rot, we can assess its condition and apply expert techniques to come up with a long-lasting solution.
No two houses experience the same kind of risks from wood rot, so rest assured that yours will get the personalized structural damage repair in Leonardtown that it needs.
What We Can Do to Help
Anything but a minor nuisance, wood rot is a serious issue that can infect important structural elements of your home, such as its roof, walls, and other load-bearing elements. If your home is affected by wood rot, this problem should be quickly addressed to prevent further damage to your home.
Guardian Construction offers professional structural damage repair services that replace wood affected by rot. If you are concerned that an important structural element is affected by rot, rest assured that we can help. By raising your home from its foundation on jacks, we can safely remove rot-infested wood and replace it with new, healthier wood.
Such remediation can make it seem like your home’s being rebuilt from the ground up. More importantly, it protects against serious problems in the future, can extend the life of your home, and even protect its value.
Wood rot is the decomposition of wood from microscopic fungi. All organic matter eventually decomposes, but fungal growth promoted by damp wood accelerates this process. In nature, this is an important process that turns fallen trees into nutrient-rich soil. When it comes to your home, however, it’s a major problem that can lead to serious safety issues.
Normally, your home is protected against wood rot by coatings and exterior materials that keep water and fungi spores away from wood. When your home is dry, it’s at a much lower risk of developing wood rot. Over time, however, these coatings and materials can break down or become less effective, which may expose wood to risks that can lead to rot. Other common causes of wood rot in homes include undetected leaking from pipes hidden between walls and high humidity.
How Do I Identify Wood Rot?
There are three common types of rot that can affect almost any home:
- Brown Rot is brown in color and can appear to be dry. This occurs because the fungi that cause brown rot target the wood’s cellulose, which gives it its structure. When cellulose is consumed, the wood will turn to a dark brown color and fracture into small bits.
- White Rot can appear to be white or light yellow, and it can feel spongey to touch. The fungi that cause white rot like eating another structural element of wood called lignin, which leaves behind light-colored cellulose material.
- Soft Rot occurs more slowly than brown or white rot, and the fungi that cause it can make affected wood look similar to a honeycomb. Although soft rot isn’t common in homes, it can persist in temperatures that are too cold or too hot for either brown or white rot fungi to endure.
Because wood rot occurs where water and moisture are most likely to find wood, there are a few places in your home that may be at a higher risk of wood rot than others.
Some of these areas include the following:
- Roof decking
- Outdoor decks
- Rooms with plumbing fixtures
- Exterior doors
Although you may be able to notice rot in these areas on your own, it’s always a good idea to have a professional assess your situation. Sometimes seemingly minor rot can be more extensive than it appears, and sometimes wood rot can go unnoticed until a serious problem occurs.
Our team of plumbing technicians are experts within their practice. With over 25 years of experience, Jameson Plumbing have experience serving our community’s residential and commercial plumbing needs.
Guardian Construction can offer customers high-quality structural damage repair in Leonardtown and the nearby area. Your home is in caring and capable hands when you entrust it to our experienced technicians.
As a family-owned and operated company, we’re invested in our community. That means we’re highly driven to deliver masterwork-quality service that creates long-lasting benefits for our customers. If you need to address wood rot in your home, or perhaps another structural concern, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.
Contact Guardian Construction online now to learn more about how we can help!