Dry & Wet Rot

Decay: Dry rot & wet rot
solutions in London & the Home Counties

Dry rot
Both dry and wet rot can remain undetected in buildings causing extensive damage which can prove costly to repair. The onset of decay is invariably linked to high moisture content often as a result of a building defect allowing water ingress. Timber absorbs moisture in damp conditions and becomes vulnerable to fungal attack.

Wet rot

Wet Rot decay is more localised and generally less destructive than dry rot, requiring less replacement of infected timber. It is, however essential to have correct identification by a qualified surveyor to avoid unnecessary expense. Wet rot is caused by a fungus called Coniophora puteana or ‘cellar rot’. It’s only attracted to very damp timber (or plaster) and this is the reason it stays localised. Ward Damp-Proofing will locate the source of the water, replace the affected timber and treat the area to protect it in the future.

Dry rot

Dry rot has the ability to travel through brickwork and mortar, transporting moisture from damp areas to dry wood. It is therefore essential that a thorough and detailed survey is carried out to establish the extent of the problem. Our qualified, specialist remedial surveyors can determine the extent of dry rot which can be eradicated by the drying out of the affected areas and the careful use of fungicidal treatments. Ward Damp-Proofing provides the following treatment process:
  • Locate and eliminate all sources of moisture
  • Promote rapid drying of the structure
  • Remove all decayed wood
  • Local masonry wall sterilisation and timber preservation
  • Timber reinstatement work

For a swift response throughout London to your dry rot and wet rot problems contact Ward Damp-Proofing today 

Call or email enquiries@warddamp.com or fill out the form on our contact page.
01992 629 613

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