Dry rot (Serpula lacrymans) is a wood-destroying fungus that is found in most parts of the world. Although it affects forest timbers, dry rot is now best known for its ability to destroy timbers and buildings and is becoming more common by the day, due to poor workmanship and reduced ventilation.
Identification of Dry Rot It is important to correctly identify whether the timber decay has been caused by dry rot or another wood-destroying fungus such as one of the wet rots.
Dry rot can cause widespread structural damage, the remedial works required to eradicate dry rot correctly should be undertaken by a professional timber Treatment Company. Who are members of the Property Care Association PCA and hold a CSRT qualification.
The guarantee provided is just as important as both getting the survey and works undertaken right, Olympic Construction are able to offer GPI insurance backed guaranteeshttp://www.gp-insurance.co.uk/ on all works and are full members of both PCAhttp://www.property-care.org/ and Trust Mark http://www.trustmark.org.uk .
Dry Rot Control and Treatment
Dry rot will only affect timber that is damp, typically affecting timber with a moisture content in excess of 20%. For this reason, removing the source of moisture should form the core of any dry rot eradication strategy.
Ventilation paths should be installed to ensure that the damp masonry dries down fast and importantly remains dry.
If you suspect fungal decay is affecting your property, don’t take the chance give us a call for free advice and peace of mind
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