How we fix
Improperly flashed and sealed areas of a home can often be exposed to prolonged moisture. This can cause dry rot (a fungus named Serpula lacrymans) to grow that will attack the structural fibers of wood-based building materials.
We remove and replace all materials that show mold and rot and replace them as needed; re-designing these areas to properly route moisture away from the home. By keeping in close contact with the client along the way and developing a trusting relationship we can make this often-difficult repair process a breeze.
Dry Rot Restoration Process:
- Tarping off each individual workspace as needed to provide clean and dry working area
- Diagnosis and removal of trim, moldings, flashings that show moisture, decay and rot
- Removal of all unsalvageable materials moisture, decay and rot
- Spraying underlying salvageable materials that show black mold to prevent future growth
- Joining and rebuilding of underlying structural beams, osb, plywood, moisture sealing with tyvek, hardi-plank siding and trim
- Sealing and reinforcing of surfaces, sanding if necessary to ensure flush and square fit of newly installed materials
- Sealing with caulking and mildew resistant paint to match trim and or body color of home
- Cleanup and proper sealing and painting to protect newly renovated trim and moldings