Dry rot is the common name given to the wood rotting fungus, serpula lacrymans. Dry rot will generally attack timber that has been subject to a form of moisture and can have devastating affects if not dealt with quickly. Finding and removing the source of moisture responsible is crucial to prevent further destruction. A full survey by our qualified surveyor will determine the extent of the problem and recommend the required treatment required.
There are many fungal species causing wet rot e.g. brown rot, white rot, soft rot. Some of the wet rot species can easily be confused with dry rot so it’s important to appoint a qualified surveyor to avoid unnecessary treatments. wet rot decays are quite often less invasive than that of dry rot and may only require the removal of the source of moisture.