It is very important that the type and cause of the fungal decay are correctly identified before any corrective action can be undertaken. It is essential that a detailed diagnostic inspection is carried out by a competent specialist. This inspection should be followed by the submission of a report that details both the cause of the decay and the correct proposed remedial action, incorrect identification or specification can be both costly and inconvenient.
The trained surveyor should know the correct conditions required for the growth of both wet and dry rot, as they are different.
He should be able to correctly identify the source of the moisture by undertaking an external and internal inspection of the property, this being a lack of ventilation, leaking pipe or direct contact with damp masonry.
Life Cycle – Wood Boring Insects
Wood worm, but which one, some are harmless and do not require treatment, other can result in extensive and costly damage.
The diagram shows the life cycle of most wood boring insects
Timber inspection & report with proposed remedial action.
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.