Undisclosed Wood Rot Lawsuit Lawyer
While wood is a highly versatile material, capable of being shaped to any form, its primary weakness is rot. Thus, when elements such as oxygen, warmth and moisture come in contact with wood, rotting will most definitely begin. Knowing this, it’s easy to understand why wood rot is a major concern of residents in the low-lying, coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia.
To better understand the process of wood rot in and around a home, the amount of moisture required for rotting to begin must be greater than the wood’s fiber saturation point, or FSP. This is approximately 30% or more moisture content. Given this scenario, wood decay spores settle on the wood’s surface. In warm coastal regions, these spores germinate quickly, turning into tiny fungal plants. As the roots of these plants penetrate tiny fibers within the wood, enzymes are released that soften the wood. If conditions remain the same, the fungi multiply and spread across the wood’s surface. At this point, the structural integrity of the wood is at risk.
Types of wood rot include brown rot, white rot and dry rot. Often called “cubic wood rot,” brown rot may resemble cubes that split against the grain of the wood. Depending on the level of brown rot, the wood may appear dry and powdery. Without question, the wood is susceptible to crumbling, and cannot support much weight. More common in hardwoods, white rot is mushy in texture and takes on a whitish appearance, while dry rot is essentially decayed wood that has dried.
As one can imagine, issues with undisclosed defects and conditions, including wood rot, become a huge stressor for those purchasing a home. For instance, despite due diligence on your part, suppose a previous homeowner fails or even intentionally conceals wood rot damage in a home. While the financial costs can be extensive, areas of the home might begin to break down. What’s more is that certain conditions might make the home a hazard for families.
If you discover defects or evidence of wood rot after taking ownership of your home, it is critical to contact an undisclosed wood rot lawsuit lawyer. The Taylor Anderson Law Firm in Charleston is the experienced lawyer you need for your wood rot claim and lawsuit. Having served Charleston, John’s Island, West Ashley and many cities along the coast of South Carolina, Taylor is well positioned to seek recourse against all negligent parties on your behalf.
Experienced Wood Rot Lawsuit Attorney Serving The Following Areas
The Taylor Anderson Law Firm represents property owners that have been harmed when previous owners or occupants did not reveal wood rot conditions prior to the sale of their home or other property. Taylor is an experienced wood rot lawsuit attorney serving the following areas:
- Beaufort/Fripp Island
- Hilton Head
- Isle of Palms/Sullivan’s Island
- Kiawah Island/Seabrook
- St. Simons Island
For a free evaluation of your claim and guidance for your next steps, contact the Taylor Anderson Law Firm in Charleston today.