Wood Rot Can Ruin Foundations

CNT Foundations regularly sees wood rot that causes crawl space support pillars to end up weak and unable to support your home. We have repair solutions for rotten wood. Call 803-667-4022 today to talk to one of our experts and get a complimentary evaluation!

The differences between dry rot and wood rot may astound you.

Wood Rot

Excessive moisture that gets trapped in your crawl space can result in wood rot which weakens your floor joists and causes them to buckle. You might see symptoms of this in your house if your floors are sagging or uneven, or if your walls are pulling away from your floors. Too much humidity can bring about uncomfortable, musty smells in your home that makes the air feel unbearable. CNT Foundations recommends that you consider crawl space encapsulation and a dehumidifier to keep humidity from ruining your wooden crawl space beams.

Dry Rot

Dry rot is a fungus that thrives off of the damp, still air in your crawl space. If the wood in your crawl space is splitting, brittle, and dry, it could be caused by dry rot. This decay needs the right balance of moisture in the wood to thrive – around 30%. This amount permits a fungus called Serpula lacrymans to grow inside the wood supporting your house. That fungus will gradually eat away at your crawl space until the wood can no longer support your house.

How can CNT Foundations repair wood rot?

If you are concerned that your house is suffering from wood rot or dry rot, you need to call CNT Foundations right away. Our contractors will come to your house and help you decide whether encapsulation and a dehumidifier are enough, or if our contractors need to replace the wood in your crawl space. Contact CNT Foundations for a complimentary, no-commitment estimate to look through your crawl space for symptoms of wood rot. Call 803-667-4022 today!