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Crawl Space Wood Rot in Tampa, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale

Fix wood rot in the crawl space with LRE Foundation Repair

It may seem daunting to repair crawl space wood damage due to rot, mold, and termites. However, if you're able to catch the problem before it becomes too severe, a crawl space repair contractor like LRE Foundation Repair can offer a quick and affordable remedy.

Rotten wood beams in Tampa

If your crawl space looks like this, get in touch with LRE Foundation Repair today!

Don't stop at repairing mold damage. Moisture and humidity can still cause mold to grow and thrive on wood, leading to further damage.

Do you need long-lasting solutions for wood rot repair with crawl space encapsulation? LRE Foundation Repair ensures you don't have to worry about mold-damaged wood again! Contact us by calling 1-844-610-2840 or clicking below to get a free wood rot repair estimate in Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Saint Petersburg, and nearby.

What causes wood rot in the crawl space?

High crawl space humidity and moisture will cause significant damage in the below-grade space and the rest of your home. Moisture often leads to mold growth, which often results in wood rot and other issues. Wood rot is especially hazardous because it can impact the structural integrity of your home.

That's why it's essential to keep relative humidity levels down in your crawl space, and LRE Foundation Repair can help you achieve that!

Crawl space wood rot questions & answers

How do you treat wood rot in a crawl space?

To treat wood rot in your crawl space, the following steps are recommended:

  1. Remove all wood that shows visible fungus or decay, and wood within one meter of visibly decayed material.
  2. Remove paneling, linings, plaster, and other surfaces around decayed material.
  3. Clean off all surfaces using a wire brush, including pipes and metal within 1.5 meters of rot.
  4. Clean up all dust and debris leftover from the above process.
  5. Apply fungicide to concrete, masonry, and exposed dirt in the area. Use two coatings of fungicide for wood surfaces within 1.5 meters of the damage.
  6. Replace wood impacted by wood rot with fungicide-treated wood.

After that, you should consider having our experts install a complete crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation system in order to prevent wood rot in the future. Otherwise, you run the risk of having to redo this entire process.

Does wood rot keep spreading?

Without proper moisture control for your crawl space, wood rot will continue to spread. In fact, wood rot is able to create moisture via the digestion of wood, so even if the source of moisture is temporarily eliminated, wood rot will spread further. That's why it's essential to not only repair wood rot, but also to install a crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation system to ensure your crawl space is not exposed to humidity levels that could provide a food source for mold and mildew.

Does wood rot mean mold?

Unfortunately, wood rot in your crawl space is the result of mold. Mold is a fungal growth that consumes sugars, starches, and other organic compounds in wood. So, if you've noticed wood damage in your crawl space, it is likely that you also have a mold problem.

How is surface mold and wood rot different?

Mold on wood in Fort Lauderdale crawl space

Mold eats away at the wood in your crawl space.

Mold feeds on sugars, starches, and other compounds in wood. When wood is alive, it protects itself from mold and rot with bark, which does not contain the starches and sugars. However, once the wood is cut and processed, it will lose this protection, leaving mold and rot to thrive in the right conditions.

While surface mold consumes the starches and sugars in the wood, it won't impact the strength of the wood. Wood rot will consume sugars and starches in addition to converting the structural polymers in wood fibers to food. This will weaken the strength of the wood.

Surface mold is easily cleaned without damaging wood. Wood rot, however, may require serious repairs.

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