Timber Treatments

Dry rot and timber treatment in Bristol

The name “dry rot” is misleading, it actually needs the moisture content of your timber to be at least 20% to survive and up to 35% moisture content will allow it to flourish and reproduce rapidly.
 
Warm enclosed spaces are ideal, so it is often to be found in areas that aren’t immediately obvious such as such as behind timber cladding, underneath wooden floors and behind skirting boards.
 
Dry rot loves to travel, always hungry for more timber, it can also affect masonry and plaster. 
If dry rot is suspected it needs to be investigated by a professional.

Signs of dry rot to look out for include:

  • Shrinkage and splitting of timbers in a typical cubic pattern.
  • A fungal fruiting body looking a bit like a pizza base, darker in the centre.
  • A musty / mushroomy smell
  • Fine brown / orange spore dust
dry rot
For assistance with wet or dry rot and expert timber treatment call ADC Ltd on
0117 952 0786 or 0117 975 4404

Wet rot

Wet rot is much more common than dry rot, the fungus is only attracted to very damp timber or plaster and remains within the damp area and it is generally less problematic than dry rot but can still undermine structural timber.
Wet rot can be present under painted surfaces and the typical symptoms include a soft and spongy feel to your timber which can also be dark in patches. Plastered walls can show dark strands of wet rot spreading in a leafy pattern.
If your property shows signs of any of these symptoms do not hesitate to contact us.
Wet rot
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