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Damaged wood under the house.

Posted by John 2000 on July 7th, 2000 10:15 AM
In reply to Treating moisture-damaged wood under a house by Mike on July 6th, 2000 12:45 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Mike,
Have you ever heard the saying" from little acorns grow mighty oaks"
well, you have had mildew,and from what I read, there are some dark
rotted ends,what has happened is that the mildew is turning into wet rot
Coniophora Cerebella,this will stay in the timber, so you can do what ever
you like, but if you dont remove it it will spread along the good timber
if you leave it in, it will dry out, but the spores are still there and they
need food ( wood) the longer you leave it the more damage it will do,
the only good thing about wet rot is that it will only attack the timber in
that part of the house. if the timber is dry and soft with little string like
fibres ( white/gray) on the wood it self, then you are about to have a much
bigger problem, Dry Rot, ( Merulius Lacrymans), it will move along the wood till
it is used up then it wil look for more wood, in the house even in the roof.
so get a pro, to have alook at it, and then treat it.
Sorry about the bad news, " but its a fact of life"
John 2000.

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