Wet Rot

Wet rot is a general term used to describe the majority of fungal species responsible for timber decay.

This rot attacks wood in damp conditions and can cause significant damage over time, if left unidentified and untreated.

Damp Proofing Experts offer a number of specialist treatment solutions and have provided the information below on how to identify wet rot.

Wet Rot Solutions

Wet Rot Survey

Before Damp Proofing Experts carry out any treatment solutions, a surveyor will carry out a thorough inspection to assess the extent of the wet rot, and will decide whether there is a need for chemical treatment. The surveyor will also:

  • Check for sources of damp that led to the rot
  • Check for associated problems such as other rot (dry rot), damp and insect infestation
  • Inspect other areas that may be at risk
  • Provide the most cost effective solution to your problem

Identifying Wet Rot

There are a number of tell tell signs to look for, which could indicate the presence of wet rot:

  • Distortion, discolouration, softness, cracking and the loss of strength to the timber
  • Smell – there may be a damp musty smell
  • Visible fungal growth – this may sometimes occur

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Wet Rot Treatment

Wet rot treatment includes the following stages:

  • Ensure the source of damp or water ingress is cured, so that the timber moisture content falls to below 20%
  • Remove weakened wood
  • Apply fungicidal treatment to the remaining timber at risk
  • Replace all removed timber with treated timber

Damp Proofing Experts offer Dry Rot Treatment Solutions across the Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset, Southampton and Portsmouth areas.