Dry and Wet Rot Treatment


Dry / Wet Rot is a fungal decay of timber by either and can occur when timbers are in prolonged contact with damp situations such as basements and sub floors. Plumbing Leaks, rising damp and constant direct contact with water will have to decay and rot wood allowing fungi to develop and start to weaken the wood.

 

Appearing as a white and yellow fungi dry/wet rot can eat away at brickwork and mortar to access dry but poorly ventilated rooms allowing the fungus to grow and spread causing more damage to wood and brickwork as it does. If you are able to see a white and yellow growth with red dust appearing around the edges covering part of your wood or brickwork, then please call us for a free evaluation as this is the common appearance of dry/wet rot.


Treatment


Removing dry rot from masonry involves drilling the masonry and injecting a fungicidal preservative to the walls affected. Following the removal of the fungus and removal of the moisture, new timbers can be put in place, ensuring isolation from masonry adequate ventilation to the floor voids. Where floor voids cannot be adequately ventilated, replacement in concrete may be required.

 

Wet rot treatment is usually less expensive than Dry rot, as the removal of fungal growth is a simpler process and does not normally require chemical treatment. Removal of moisture sources, creating a dry environment and timber replacement will still be required.

 

To make sure the fungal decay has been completely removed and stopped we may need to make partial or complete floor replacements and re-plastering to guarantee the best service possible.

 

All dry rot and wet rot treatments are carried out by our fully qualified tradesmen who will be happy to answer any question and give you any advice you may require.

 

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