Wet Rot vs Dry Rot

Wet Rot Occurs more frequently, but is less serious; decay is typically confined to the area where timber has become and remains wet. Signs of wet rot : Distortion, discolouration, softness and cracking Loss of strength to the timber Visible fungal growth – this may sometimes occur Smell – there may be a damp musty smell […]

Wet Rot Treatment

Dampness combined with poor ventilation causes fungal attack on timber, better known as dry rot or wet rot. Dry rot is a serious form of timber decay. It can travel quickly through building materials other than timber, causing extensive structural damage within a short time. Identify the source of moisture and fix it Remove all […]

Identify Wet rot

Most wet rot outbreaks in homes rarely display visible fungus, because the activity is usually confined under the surface of the wood. In this regard they are a more efficient wood destroying fungi than dry rot – many wet rots don’t waste precious energy building fungal growths on masonry (though some, notably the Fibroporia species do so). All their […]