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Wet and Dry Rot

Wet Rot

This a local fungal infection and does not spread aggressively; this is the most common form of decay in buildings most rots need high water penetration.

To thrive and spread usually in areas that is poorly ventilated with high humidity, they need a constant supply of moisture to feed off, this needs to be stopped. To eradicate and control this we would need to survey infected areas and advise to which course of action to proceed with cutting out infected timbers renewing then treating all surrounding areas.

Intervention being the best option, find out why the rot has appeared and solving this E.g. air ventilation and the prevention of water penetration.

Dry Rot (serpula lacrymans)

Early detection of dry rot is essential; a fruiting body is one of the first signs of dry rot. It has fungal strands that absorb moisture and nutrients.

It travels through most building materials wood, brick mortar and concrete, it is much more destructive than wet rot and travels much quicker and further.

Which methods of eradication are needed is determined by the spread of the dry rot. Brickwork mortar would need sterilisation, timbers replaced and all areas treated against the rot detection of the rot is paramount having to hack off plasters if necessary to find out if the rot is travelling through the mortar and other materials otherwise hidden.

Our qualified surveys will determine the type of rot and a specification sheet be given for the best course of action.

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