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Rotted WoodRot is a fungal growth that occurs when wood becomes damp.  "Dry rot" is rotted wood that is no longer wet.  Any wood that remains damp is at risk for developing rot.  Rot (along with termites and carpenter ants) can damage the structure of a home or building.  Heimer Engineering's Licensed Professional Engineers check for rotted wood in the structural elements of the home or building.  The expense analysis helps you understand the work needed and the expenses involved.

Rotted wood can be found anywhere from the basement to the attic, as well as outside the building.  The basement may have remained wet due to chronic water penetration or a pipe leak.  A pipe leak anywhere in the building may have caused wood to rot.  There may be rotted siding or trim.  The attic may have rotted wood from ongoing roof leakage.

Rotted WoodIt is important to check areas outside the building such as decks, porches, stoops, fences, handrails, garages, outside wood steps, wood sheds, etc. for rotted wood.  There may be serious damage and hazardous conditions caused by the wood rot.  Seasonal conditions such as frozen wood may make it hard to detect rot.

Almost all condos, co-ops, houses and buildings have had some water penetration.  In many buildings, the amount of rot is limited.  Heimer Engineering's Engineer Inspectors will advise you if any rot found in the condominium unit, co-op unit, home, or building you are considering purchasing is structurally significant.



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