wood rot

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 13, 2022
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Wood rot is a type of decay that occurs in wood. It is caused by fungi, bacteria, and insects that feed on the wood. Wood rot can weaken the structure of a building and make it more susceptible to damage from wind, rain, and snow.

There are three main types of wood rot: brown rot, white rot, and soft rot. Brown rot is the most common type of wood rot, and it results in the wood turning brown or black. White rot turns the wood white or yellow, and soft rot causes the wood to become spongy and weak.

Wood rot can be prevented by treating the wood with a preservative, such as boric acid. Preserving the wood will not only prevent rot, but it will also extend the life of the wood.

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