Dry Rot Timber Treatment
Dry rot is caused by a wood destroying fungi called Serpula Lacrymans. It is one of the most serious types of fungal decay in buildings because it spreads very quickly through cracks, brickwork and masonry, destroying the timber used in properties.
Dry rot occurs when excessive moisture or damp is inside timber with a moisture content above 20%. Some common causes of damp timber are rising damp, poor ventilation, penetrating damp and leaking showers etc.
Some signs of dry rot:
Wet Rot Timber Treatment
Wet rot is a type of fungal decay that occurs more frequently but it is less damaging because it stays confined to the damp timber area and cannot spread through masonry. The most common type of wet rot is called Coniophora Puteana or Poria vaillantii and occurs in timber with high moisture levels of 30%-60%. If left untreated it can lead to the structural timber of the property to weaken and therefore cause the major structure of the property to become damaged.
Some signs of wet rot:
It is vital that the type and cause of the fungal decay are correctly identified before any corrective action can be considered. It is for these reasons that it is important that a detailed diagnostic inspection is carried out by our competent team. After we perform the inspection we will provide you with a detailed report that identifies both the cause of the decay and the proposed remedial action to deal with the dry/wet rot outbreak.
Woodworm is a type of wood-eating larvae beetle that lays eggs in timber cracks and causes an infestation in your timbers, furniture or floorboards. The most common type is the Anobium Punctatum which is also known as the common furniture beetle and there are four stages of woodworm development which is the egg, larva, pupa and adult beetle.
Common signs of woodworm:
We are woodworm specialists able to perform a survey to identify if you have an active infestation and we will then provide you with a detailed inspection report, including woodworm treatment we offer.