Rot found on deck surface and in structural framing presents a safety hazard.
Building envelope failure can result in the deterioration and decomposition of exterior building components, becoming wet and unable to dry, resulting in rotten exterior walls.
It is during preliminary investigation that signs of rot become more evident. In some cases the removal of exterior cladding is necessary to determine the full extent of water damage. Once repairs begin it is necessary to removal all cladding (siding or stucco), building paper, sheathing, and possibly even some structural framing to ensure all rot has been removed.
EPS Westcoast is experienced in the process of rot removal once a building or specific area of a building has been deemed necessary for restoration.
Evidence of moisture trapped in the building envelope is shown in the picture below by the decayed and deteriorated wall sheathing around this window.