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Fungus infection is caused by water
and/or moisture conditions usually caused from water leakage and
eviromental conditions that aide in the fungus growth.
How do we treat
it and/or control fungus?
What should be done is to correct
the condition causing the fungus infection. If no damage is present
scrap off the excess fungus growth and chemically treat the area
with an approved fungicide wood preservative 15% solution of
Tim-Bor or Bora-Care.
These products also help deter future infections if the conducive
conditions are corrected. In some instances as in a subarea where
it normally has a high moisture content a vapor barrier could help control the moisture. Plastic can be laid over 80% of the soil to allow the soil to evaporate
at a controlled rate. This has proven to help discourage fungus
infection in most subareas. All structures are built on different
types of soil. Some structures may need French
drains or a sump pump installed to divert the water out from under
the structure. Water should not be allowed to stand beneath the structure. The best methods for avoiding fungus growth is to have
your structure professionally inspected on a regular basis as part
of a regular homeowner maintenance.