Even If You Hide It, It Is Only Temporary
I see a bunch of rotted wood in my line of work, I remove and replace wood rot in the Sacramento area regularly. So when I see a situation that has been worked on before I get to do some reasoning and reconstruction of prior events. I may not be Sherlock Holmes but I can do a pretty good job of figuring out what and why something was hidden in the past.
Specialists in Dry Rot and Water Damage Repairs