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 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.
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.
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 smell
Fine brown / orange spore dust
Poorly managed damp can attract pests and lead to increased repair costs in the future. Call us to control the problem early with our damp proofing
and woodworm treatments. We are always here to answer your questions.
Is your property affected by wet rot, dry rot or woodworm? For expert timber treatment, call ADC Ltd of Bristol.
0117 952 0786 or 0117 975 4404
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