Fungal decay of timber by either wet or dry rot can occur when timbers are in prolonged contact with damp situations, especially in poorly ventilated areas such as sub floors. Dampness from plumbing leaks, defective gutters, rising dampness or high ground levels etc., can create the conditions for decay to establish and wood rotting fungi to develop.
The fungal growth from dry rot may be in the form of white strands, sheet mycelium and fruiting bodies. The white strands are able to penetrate through brickwork and mortar joints and can transport moisture to dry, poorly ventilated areas, allowing the spread of the fungus.
Various dry rot treatments exist and which one is required varies depending on several factors including the extent of the damage, the location, size and age of the property affected.
If you have an area of the property that is showing signs of timber decay or infestation, we can inspect the area, determine the type of decay or infestation and provide a quotation detailing the treatment to be given.
For more information and to arrange a free survey and quote, please call 07958 950 619.