floor rot


Old 07-28-08, 03:44 PM
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Unhappy floor rot

I had a floor installed in my dining area about 3 years ago. Now I have an issue of floor rot on a part of it that I think comes from the sheeting the flooring company installed. The house is a off the ground and there is no water source for some 15 to 20 feet away. How can I tell if it was their sheeting that caused this other that removing the insullation under the house and the floor on to and measure the size of the damage ( I would think the smaller damage is being affected by the larger). This house has been here at least 15 years. Please any help will do.\

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Old 07-28-08, 07:36 PM
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I don't see how the sheeting could cause rot unless it was wet when they installed it. Put your hand on various parts of the floor. See if it feels damp. The further away from the rot you go, it should feel dry. If you can't tell that way, there are probes available that are used by companies the respond to flood damage.

Other than that, you have to remove the floor. I wouldn't go from under the house.

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