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Old 08-11-2009, 03:50 PM   #1
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Wood fungus??


I was told some of the wood has a wood fungus what is that? and how can u treat it?

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Old 08-11-2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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There are many different types of fungi which affect timber. Dry rot(Serpula lacrymans) is probably the worst. You will need to identify which type it is to treat it.

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i was just told a wood fungus
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:24 PM   #4
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Where is the affected timber. Is it in the floor or roof stucture for example? Have you got a photo of if? Timber can become affected by dry rot once the moisture content gets above 20%
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I DONT HAVE A pic , i wish i did.....
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:35 PM   #6
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Can you describe what it looks like?
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almost like a whitish powder thing not alot though
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It could be mould, but it doesn't sound like dry rot. It could be one of the wet rot types. Does the timber feel soft and spongy and is it wet?
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IDK INSPECTOR JUST SAID FUNGUS


dO U KNOW ANYTHING ABOU BASMENTS..I HAVE A tank underground with like water in it 2 inch width hole to see in...house is gas idk what it is and niether does inspector
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Idk i wishi was at inspection my wife showed me the report
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:17 PM   #11
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The Home Inspector needs to be more specific about the type of fungus. I would ring him up and ask about it. I don't know too much about basment problems as we don't usually build them on houses over here, at least since Victorian times.
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YEA NO one answered my question
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:58 PM   #13
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Mikey,
Maybe if you provided a bit more information than some wood has a fungus on it. Where is the wood located in your house? Is it a beam, on the floor, a stud, in the bathroom? What does gas have to do with anything?
It could be mold or a fungus; if you are paying for an inspection ask the guy that did it what it is since he put it down on the report then post back. Usually you can just bleach it to kill it but it may come back if the conditions aren't changed that allowed it to grow in the first place (think dark and humid).
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You're question was answered with the best answers readers could provide- -with the information that you provided. Your inspector is your next stop in this matter. David
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thank you u guys did a good job its on a beam in basement

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