Dry Rot Damage Repair
Bix Basement Systems handles a lot of cases involving dry rot (or brown rot) in basements or crawl spaces of homes all over Peoria, IL, Bloomington, IL, Quincy, IL, Fort Madison, IA, Hannibal, MO, and surrounding areas. A lot of homeowners may be wondering how they’ll know if they have dry rot in their home. Often times, this condition results in dry, crumbling wood. Some homeowners may mistake it for termite damage. However, it’s actually caused from moisture, humidity, and fungus growing on the wood in the lowest level of your home.
Our trained, professional dry rot repair team will be able to diagnose the problem, repair it, and ensure that it will never happen again. Even if you don’t have a finished basement, and you never go into your crawl space, you still need to take care of dry rot problems before the damage becomes so severe that it jeopardizes the structural integrity of your entire home. This, naturally, will lead to costly repairs and replacement jobs that you wouldn’t have to deal with if you just had your dry rot taken care of when you first noticed it!
Dry Rot Repair
Bix Basement Systems has been providing dry rot repair for many years now, and we look forward to helping you next. You will know that your home has dry rot, or brown rot, if you see areas of crumbling wood, or a red dust. This dust is actually one of the first warning signs that you have a dry rot problem. The dust will likely cover the entire surface. Over a few months, the dry rot will get worse if not taken care of.
Dry rot is often caused from too much moisture in the basement or crawl space of the home. Perhaps you had a basement flood, a broken plumbing line, a leaky water heater, or any other kind of problem which lead to an abundance of water in the lowest level of your home. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners don’t think their dry rot problem is that big of a deal until it gets much worse.
Steps to Dry Rot Cleaning & Repair
Below are the steps which will be taken by Bix Basement Systems for dry rot cleaning and repair:
- Get rid of all the damaged wood
- Remove all materials which are close to the damaged wood
- Thoroughly clean the area
- Kill off the remaining fungus in the area
- Rebuild and replace the damaged wood
To prevent the dry rot from ever coming back, we will be sure that your basement or crawl space remains dry and safe with the use of a dehumidifier. The dehumidifier will control the levels of humidity inside this area of your home.