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Wood Rot Repair and Prevention

Wood Rot Repair

Wood rot seems to be a growing epidemic in homes and something we see a lot here at DogGoneHandy. Some of the rot can be traced to poor maintenance habits by homeowners, some to poor building practices by the trades and, believe it or not, some to the lumber companies.

If you want to prevent wood rot, you need to keep it dry. Wood rot is simply different fungi that are consuming the wood. The fungi need water to live. You keep wood dry by keeping it painted and sealed. It's also a great idea to keep it above horizontal masonry or concrete surfaces by at least 2 inches.

Wood Rot Repair

Wood rot seems to be a growing epidemic in homes and something we see a lot here at DogGoneHandy. Some of the rot can be traced to poor maintenance habits by homeowners, some to poor building practices by the trades and, believe it or not, some to the lumber companies.

If you want to prevent wood rot, you need to keep it dry. Wood rot is simply different fungi that are consuming the wood. The fungi need water to live. You keep wood dry by keeping it painted and sealed. It's also a great idea to keep it above horizontal masonry or concrete surfaces by at least 2 inches. Test.

Rot can be "ruff"

Sure, some of us still have stray holiday decorations kicking around. But Atlanta’s recent warm weather has some of us starting to think about spring and one of the season’s common maintenance problems. Atlanta’s wet spring season, followed by its humid summer air provides an ample breeding ground for mold and wood rot.  Left untreated, rot damage can grow and become not only unsightly but dangerous and expensive to fix.

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