What Is Dry Rot?
Dry rot is a term used to describe a very specific and unique type of wood rot (Serpula Lacrymans). It is a wood destroying fungi/fungus which digests the part of the wood that gives it its strength and integrity. Depleting wood of such components leaves it in a brown brittle state which is unsafe in any property.
Dry rot is a serious problem across properties in the United Kingdom. What makes dry rot dangerously unique is its ability to progress extensively through a property, destroying the timbers’ natural goodness.
How Dry Rot Affects Your Property?
Dry rot can affect all kinds of timber from old or new domestic and commercial properties. This form of timber decay is increasingly a widespread concern for homeowners across the United Kingdom. If your dry rot problem isn’t treated promptly then dry rot can become a danger to you and your home. If you are having problems with dry rot then the best solution is to book a survey through Timberwise. We have over 45 years’ experience in providing treatments for dry rot and you can be assured that with our specialist surveyors your property is in safe hands.
Acknowledging that there is a dry rot problem is the hard part. Once this has been identified help is at hand, Timberwise will be able to alleviate any stress or concern you may have.
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The History of Dry Rot
Originally known as Merulius Lacrymans (meaning tears of the Blackbird, as it was thought initially that the fungus and fungi were spread by blackbirds) the fungal decay we now know as Dry Rot can be dated back to the 18th century. However, the history of its presence in the United Kingdom still remains obscure. Dry rot is thought to have been transported to British shores by ships from Europe carrying infected timbers; in some cases cargoes were largely destroyed in the ships before they reached the port.
Speak To Our Dry Rot Treatment Specialists
If you are concerned about the possibility of a dry rot outbreak in your property, do not hesitate to give Timberwise a call on 0800 288 8660, or alternatively, you can request a survey. A survey through Timberwise will be able to identify the full extent of the problem and determine whether further dry rot treatments are necessary.
For a dry rot survey, our technicians and surveyors will:
- Stop the source of moisture
- Treat the dry rot with masonry biocide and fungicide
- Remove the infected timber
- Improve underfloor ventilation