Rot

Is your home blighted with wet or dry rot?

Then you will need Damp Proofing Experts, who can provide your property with a wide range of specialist rot solutions today. Our company has years of experience in diagnosing and treating all cases of rot.

We have listed information to help our customers identify the type of rot that may be affecting their home today.

Wet Rot Services

Dry Rot

Dry rot is one of the most damaging types of rot and once identified, it must be quickly treated as the rot can spread rapidly if it is growing in the ideal environment. A key characteristic of dry rot is that the timber in your property will dry out and subsequently shrink over time. Dry rot can affect both old and new buildings providing the conditions are damp and wet.

There are many telltale signs that will reveal if your home is being affected by dry rot which we have listed below:

  • Cotton-wool like growth on the timber
  • Grey fine strands
  • Red spores
  • Damp, musty odour

More information on dry rot can be discovered here where we have listed a guide for our customers. Dry rot is a very dangerous type of rot and could have a range of risks for your building, read here for more details on dry rot.

Wet Rot

Similar to dry rot, wet rot is equally as destructive and will thrive in conditions and environment with high moisture content (up to 40%). Like dry rot, wet rot also has the ability to affect the general stability of your whole property if it is left untreated. Dry rot is very visible and commonly affects joints, hoists walls and frames.

We have listed some of the common signs of wet row:

  • Brown threads
  • Shrinking timber and cracking
  • Discolouring and dark patches in the affected area
  • Damp and musty smell
  • Fungal growth

For more information on how to identify wet rot, we have devised a page to help customers find out more information.

For more information about dry and wet rot problems contact Damp Proofing Experts today.