Dry Rot - Dry rot is the worst type of timber decay. It is a fungus that destroys the wood and eventually reduces it to a dry and crumbly consistency. It can grow rapidly through a building and is difficult to control. It can spread behind plaster and through walls and can even grow into neighbouring properties. Signs of dry rot:
Whitish fungal growth
Timber cracking across the grain
To treat dry rot we eliminate the source of moisture then remove all the decayed wood and damaged plaster. We remove the visible and accessible fungal growth. A fungicide chemical treatment is then painted or sprayed onto the remaining timber and brickwork. Then we replace all the remover timber with treated timber and re-plaster any parts where damaged plaster was removed.
Wet rot – Wet rot attacks wood in damp conditions and can cause damage over time if left untreated, There are many species of wet rot the two most common are called Cellar Fungus (Coniophora puteana) and Mine Fungus (Fibroporia vaillantii) Signs of Wet rot:
Damp musty smell
Softness and cracking in the timber
To treat wet rot we ensure that the source is cured, remove any weakened timber and apply the fungicide chemical to any remaining timber that may be at risk then replace the removed timber with treated timber.
Dry & Wet Wood Rot
Andy Anderson The Lanterns, Easton, Wigton. CA7 5DL