Mickey Mouse String Art
Disney Craft Project | This Mickey Mouse String Art is a fun project to make for a Disney loving home!
Dry rat is a very common problem in the north because we get so much rain. Moisture and lack of air circulation are all you need for dry root to appear on wood. Wood root problems are especially dangerous when root is displayed on the house's wooden structure. When the fungus begins to grow on your structure, it destroys the wooden tissues that are responsible for the timber structure to be firm and solid. Dry route makes the wooden parts of your house disappear, become soft, lose their shape and lose the ability to withstand weight pressure. This causes the house to tilt to the side and let down the floor height, loosening in open spans of wood (for example garage door openings) and roof construction deformation. All these signs are warnings for us that something happens within the framework of our house and something can be affected by dry rot. The root problem must be taken immediately after it has been determined!
If you notice a swinging corner on your windowsill, it didn't look overnight. If you can see rotten particles with your naked eye without destroying your wall it means that the root has been inside for a certain time and is at the stage where the root starts to affect the surfaces that are visible. A swinging corner of the windowsill can not only be a simple repair of a little bit of your threshold but it can mean that the entire window is affected by dry route and must be repaired. This is why it is very important to fix the damaged areas when you suspect you are having problems.
Now it is not easy to fix dry damage, it is a simple procedure, most of the time is dry route that has to do with your structure frame, except when it is just the outer side trim that rot. But in most cases, dry route will come to your framing. You have to realize that the part of your wall that is routing keeps the road itself, so if you just start to take out bounces to replace them with new frames, the whole wall can only collapse. It is the same story with the floor beam system or roof beams. So it is often necessary to build additional support walls or install supporting posts to keep the rest of the construction while doing the rotational repair on the wall. Things become more complicated when working with two or three-story homes. Then you have more emphasis on pressing your damaged walls and you need extra support to cope with all that weight. Fixing dry root requires not only good joinery skills but also technical knowledge of weight distribution and support.
One more important thing about dry root and what causes it, as I should mention, is the vapor barrier on the house. Since the vapor barrier is the substrate that separates your side track and your framing by squeezing the vapor barrier to your wall before you mount your side track, it is very important to choose a good quality product that actually allows your structure to "breathe". This means that the vapor barrier will allow the air to circulate behind your siding. A very widespread product brand is Tyvek. In my opinion, it's the worst choice you can make when choosing your vapor barrier. Tyvek is actually a plastic-like product that withstands moisture quite well but does not breathe very well, so if moisture will get stuck behind your Tyvek vapor barrier, there is almost a 100% chance of getting the dry root fungus on your walls. An even worse situation is with new-build houses.
Because construction in the Pacific does not stop for the rainy season, housing is being built under all conditions. So imagine when Tyvek or other poor performance of vapor barrier is installed directly on wet wet plywood, all that moisture has no way to escape. You basically have the conditions for dry route right from the start. But you will notice dry route just years later when the root had caused extensive damage to your structure. So my advice would be to use a rain shield system on your walls or a high quality vapor barrier such as the HydroGap by Benjamin Obdyke. HydroGap has plastic shocks, which makes it an uneven surface that allows air and moisture to travel between these bumps and drain out and away from the building. HydroGap is made of fabric that materials "breathe" better.