COMMERCIAL DRY ROT REPAIR IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA:
Victor Construction & Engineering offers comprehensive dry rot repair services throughout San Francisco, California. Our dry rot expert technicians can handle any job, regardless of how progressed the damage is. We work on commercial properties of all sizes with the goal of identifying the underlying cause of the dry rot and preventing it from recurring in the future.
WHAT IS DRY ROT?
Dry rot is wood decay caused by fungi. It can occur in wooden structures on the inside or outside of a building. It causes the wood to become brittle and eventually break down completely. Wood affected by dry rot is dangerous and structurally unsound. This condition occurs when wood is left damp over an extended period of time or has contact with dirt and begins to deteriorate. As the moisture levels increase, fungi attack the wood and causes serious damage.
SIGNS OF DRY ROT DAMAGE IN MARIN COUNTY COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
- Shrinking wood
- Cotton- or wool-like substance
- Sunken or caved-in areas
- Water droplets
- Peeling layer on wood surface
- Musty or damp odor
- Flaking paint
- Cracks in wood
- Fungal growth
- Crumbling timber
WHICH SAN FRANCISCO BUILDINGS ARE AFFECTED?
Any building can be affected by dry rot. It is commonly found in spaces that are dark and damp, like under stairs, in basements, behind plaster, in flooring, or in basements.
VCE’S SAN FRANCISCO DRY ROT REPAIR SERVICES
Our approach to lasting dry rot repair starts with removing all of the affected wood. Loosened material must be removed from all surfaces that have been infested, including masonry and metal. Once all debris is removed, we extract all dry rot through a two-part process that ensures it will not recur. Next, we make all repairs to damaged components of the structure, such as mud sills, floor beams, and floor joists. If needed, we will finish the job by installing a sump pump to prevent moisture levels that lead to dry rot damage. Removing standing water sources and installing vapor barriers on walls and floors may be necessary, as well as a self-draining dehumidifier in the space.
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If you are in need of commercial dry rot repair services in San Francsico, CA, contact VCE today.