Wet & Dry Rot

Act fast to avoid the extensive damage caused by rot infestation

The most frequent cause of damage to building timber is fungal decay, commonly known as dry rot or wet rot. Dampness combined with lack of ventilation provides the ideal conditions for fungal attack on timber. Dry rot fungus is the more serious and can cause widespread structural damage. As a fungus it spreads through walls in search of timber to attack. It requires fast specialist action to avoid extensive damage.

Sources of dry rot

Picture of dry rot timber infestation Dry rot is one of the most damaging conditions you can get in your home. To grow and flourish, dry rot needs moisture. This could come from many sources such as a drip from a leaking pipe, water coming through the roof or damaged drain pipes.

SDM will act quickly to locate and eliminate the underlying source of moisture behind the outbreak.

How we can help

Once it starts growing, often unseen it can inflict serious damage on timber anywhere in the home. Dry rot surveying may require exposure work before the complete extent of the outbreak can be determined. Using specialist surveying tools SDM will check the progress of dry rot infestation.

Our expert technicians will replace defective timbers and undertake repairs where necessary to retained sections, including structural and decorative timber. All retained timber is treated using the latest fungicidal formulations to prevent further infection. Where necessary adjacent masonry is irrigated and surface sprayed with a biocide. All fungicides and biocides are low odour, low hazard and HSE-approved.

For professional wet and dry rot treatment, contact SDM today.