You have a dry rot problem; do you need me to prove it?
Having experience in a trade can help in finding problems that property owners may be having but do not yet know it. Dry rot damage can be overlooked until it has gotten serious; sometimes even dangerous. Someone with experience in seeing dry rot and water damage in many forms can help in finding damage before it gets too bad and expensive to repair.
I was at an apartment community today, discussing the extent of the rotted wood that I have seen on the property. Management and the maintenance supervisor have had a different perception of the condition of the property. I was not there to drum up business, scare the staff, or even prove how smart I was. I did think it was important that those that were responsible for the property know what I knew to be true.
While standing on a patio I stated that a post was rotted and needed attention. Although the post was covered with fence boards, there were signs that experience has proven to be evidence of a greater problem. Although the appearance did not look bad to those standing there, once the fence board was removed the truth was clear. The boards were rotted.
The signs of rot can take many forms: change in surface, early mold growth, rusty nails, and much more. The location of the lumber, heavy streams of water, dark locations, and extreme sun can each be a factor. These and many other factors can determine the likelihood of dry rot. Knowing where to look and what to look for can help in detecting the dry rot damage.
A qualified dry rot specialist can help in finding the problem areas. Years of experience in the detection and repair of rotted wood can go a long way in finding dry rot. If you are unsure about where to look for dry rot problems, call your local dry rot expert. I’m sure they would be glad to help out.