Dry Rot


  • A fungous disease that causes lumber to become brittle and crumble.

wood decay, material degradation, deterioration, true dry rot

Alternate Spellings
inspector, inspection

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  • Drywall Definition,
    • Panels of gypsum plaster wrapped in thin cardboard and attached to the house framing to create interior walls.
  • Home Inspection Definition,
    • A thorough examination of a house's visible structural parts and systems, conducted before purchase.
  • Load-bearing Wall Definition,
    • Any exterior wall or interior wall that supports its weight and the weight of other parts of the building.
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