Dry Rot and Wet Rot
Eradication of dry rot is a specialist task that needs to follow a strict operating criteria. Dampcoursing’s expertise in this field is second-to-none.
The decay of timber due to wet or dry rot usually happens when it comes in contact with damp surroundings i.e plumbing leaks, leaking gutters or even unventilated sub floors.
Prior to the commencement of any specialist treatment, the affected area is fully exposed before a second survey takes place. Dry rot is caused by moisture, the source of which must be identified and rectified as soon as practicably possible.
Initially, we concentrate on ensuring the rapid drying of any damp masonry (if any) prior to reinstatement work, and take measures to ensure this damp never reoccurs.
All concealed and embedded timber surfaces adjacent to an outbreak – including timber lintels, bressummers, trimmers and adjacent concealed joinery surfaces – are then exposed and examined for the presence of dry rot and will need to be replaced if necessary.
Wet Rot is usually less costly that Dry Rot as the method to eradicate the growth is easier and normally does not involve a chemical treatment.
However the source of moisture will still need to be eradicated and any necessary replacement of timber will also be required.