What is Dry Rot?
|One of the most common complaints from log homeowners is that their logs have “dry rot”. Whether the rot is dry or wet, rot equals decay and that is a serious problem in log buildings. Rot can lead to the need for replacing part or all of the log. There are several factors that can contribute to a log getting rot, but they all have to do with moisture getting into the wood. When wood fibers have a constant moisture level between 14-20%, wood will start to rot.|
Notice in the photos below what happened because water splashed up on the bottom logs from the former deck and what we did to repair that.
|These logs rotted due to water splashing onto them from the former deck. This deck was removed and revealed the extent of the log damage.||Here we replaced these rotted logs with cedar.|
Simply put - rot is caused by moisture, even though it may appear to be dry. There are several factors that contribute to rot in logs.
We specialize in repairing rotten logs.