Dry Rot

“The corner of my wardrobe breached the floorboards of my bedroom.”

Examples of Dry Rot

What is dry rot?

This is a wood rotting fungus which is able to grow through masonry and easily spreads throughout the property. It is sensitive to high temperatures over 25 degrees Celsius. A well ventilated sub-floor and roofing timbers can prevent a dry rot attack. An accurate identification of this species is important for the purposes of protecting your property of further outbreak. Our ‘DampRot.com Systems’ surveying techniques can easily identify the species of rot and in turn implement the appropriate treatment.

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Characteristics of Dry Rot

Characteristic 1

Spores: you may find brown dust on horizontal surfaces. The affected timber will have large cuboidal cracking along the grain of the wood.

Characteristic 2

Mycelium: silky white sheets or cotton wool-like cushions with fingered white strands which are brittle if snapped.

Characteristic 3

Fruit-body: tough fleshy, pancake mushroom shaped covered in brown spores with the edges of the growth surrounded with white or grey folds or pores.

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