What Causes Wet Rot?

Finding the cause of wet rot is key to making sure the issue won’t persist. Without finding the root cause, any new timbers installed will undergo the same damp conditions and ultimately be left susceptible to attack from wet rot. At Timberwise, we are thorough in the way in which we treat wet rot and have a proven track record of over 4 decades.

Timberwise surveyors are trained to identify the various types of wet rot and their wealth of experience helps them put together meaningful solutions to prevent the rot reoccurring.. Unfortunately, wet rot is also the identifier of possible further underlying issues.

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Michael Horton

Remedial Surveyor and Waterproofing Specialist CSRT CSSW
South East

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Understanding what causes wet rot

Wet rot cannot begin attacking wood unless there is a moisture content of at least 20% and, as a result, does not normally occur in internal timbers unless there is a significant dampness issue. Most cases of wet rot arise as a result of rainwater entering the fabric of a building through external defects. These can include leaking gutters, defective air bricks and damaged roof tiles. Dealing with these issues is often important in preventing future attacks.

Other possible sources of moisture in a property include rising damp and condensation. Either way, if timber is exposed to moisture for an extensive period of time, wet rot spores will germinate and the wet rot will spread.

To find out more information about the various types of dampness that effect properties click on the button below. Finding out further information will allow you to have a better understanding of your issue before asking us to take a look.

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If you are concerned about the possibility of a wet rot problem in your property, do not hesitate to get in touch with Timberwise.

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Got Wet Rot? Call 0800 288 8660 to arrange a survey or