Wet and Dry Rot

Wet and Dry Rot Specialists

As wet and dry rot specialists we can help you find out what is causing this rot problem in your home. We will look for the reason why you house has developed the right conditions for this type of outbreak under the property.

When it comes to understanding fungal decay in your homes most people will probably notice the effects of it first such as a spongey wooden floorboard joist in one area of the room or that continuous damp musky odour you can’t seem to get rid of. This will be before you put your foot through the rotten floorboards and realise how bad the problem really is and how much damaged has been caused by not detecting it earlier due to some old building fault.

Wet and Dry Rot Treatment

Our wet and dry rot treatment solutions will help cure that fungal infection and stop the rot. Where the problem has caused too much damage we are able to replace those timbers. We can replace floor joists and floorboards using reclaimed Victorian timber products that will match your current flooring. If the attack is dry rot and has caused too much damage to the plaster work, which also can be replaced with a breathable sand and lime plaster product.

Our wet and dry rot treatment is safe to apply on structural timber in your home and stop the fungal spores spreading to other areas of your sub floor space.

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Wet and Dry Rot Survey

Also the lack of airbricks or blocked airbricks is essential to ventilate the sub floor area as this will effectively force moisture out leaving timbers and the properties oversite dry.

Have you had a homebuyers report or may be found wet or dry rot somewhere in your property such as the joists in the floorboards in the lounge. Then the best way to diagnosis any fungus is to have a wet and dry rot survey.

So if rot is affecting your home the first thing you need to do is identify the type of damp you’re dealing with. The one thing that all fungi have in common is that they need moisture content over 20%.

We can quickly write to you with a full report and identify which fungal species has attacked your property’s timbers and recommend a wet and dry rot treatment to eradicate it quickly and safely.

So don’t be damp Be Dri, gives us a call and arrange a rot survey today we can help you.

Wet and Dry Rot Types

Timber can be affected by two types of rot theses are known as wet rot and dry rot. Lots of people have heard of these types of rot but do not understand what causes them and the long term effect on your home.

Dry Rot

Dry rot is the one everyone dreads because it travels so far before being noticed causing damage behind plastered walls and working its way through old sand and lime mortar into other rooms as well. Wet rot is the most common and the one that home buyers will find in their survey report if they are unlucky. Of the two wet rot although less damaging than dry rot if left to its own devices will consume large amounts of timber.

Wet Rot

It can be hard to tell wet rot and dry rot apart in the early stages. But all rots do thrive in damp conditions, so by eliminating the source of damp they will die off. Houses with poor ventilation will cause the right conditions as it will stop damp air from evaporating harmlessly away.

Most ground floors are made from floorboards laid over wooden joists, which are potentially susceptible to damp and attacks of rot.

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Don’t be damp Be Dri call us today and let us help you with any of your wet and dry rot, damp proofing, woodworm infestation, wall tie replacement and repointing brickwork issues.

It’s free to call and costs nothing to ask your questions.

“Don’t be damp Be Dri” – Victorian & Edwardian Damp Proofing Specialist