Dry Rot


The true dry rot Serpula lacrymans develops extensively on the surface of infected timber and poorly or unventilated areas, such as floor voids and basements, producing a mass of cotton wool-like mycelium. Mycelium spreads over the timber and masonry surface by the continued growth and branching of the delicate hyphal threads growing with time, strands develop within the mycelium and these supply water and nutrients to the growing fruiting bodies, and dampen dryer timbers to allow further decay.
The strands assume their real significance when the dry rot spreads from infected timber onto the surface of adjacent stone or brick walls. The tiny hyphal threads having the ability to, penetrate the mortar joints and plaster layers and large areas of damp wall can then become infected. Due to the extensive destructive capabilities of dry rot and its ability to spread beyond the infected timbers. It is very important that the type and cause of the fungal decay are correctly identified. It is for these reasons that it is important that a detailed inspection is carried out by a qualified specialist surveyor, who can then submission of a report that details both the cause of the decay and the proposed correct remedial action required. Following the correct remedial works being undertaken, by a specialist remedial treatment company, a credible GPI insurance backed cover can be provided.

Building and Property Dry Rot Treatment services in Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Stockport & Cheshire.

If you have any questions please call us on 0161 633 9860 and we will be happy to answer any of your questions or make arrangements to undertaken an inspection, of your wall ties to ensure your property is structurally sound.