Can Water & Humidity Cause Dry Rot?
For many years water has come through this exterior foundation wall, down these wood shelves and into the basement storage area.
The bottom shelves are just crumbles of wood and mosture. The wood is rotten and looks black in the picture.
This area never seems to dry out. It gets especially bad when it rains, water will flow like a small river down these shelves and then accross the floor.
The walls all have mold on them. All the areas that are touching the concrete have rotten wood because they get wet over and over again each time it rains.
If you have a problem like this do not try to sell or rent the the home before you fix this.