Wet rot principally Cellar fungus Coniophora puteana
, can be very destructive to timbers which become infected. Wet rot generally infect timbers which have become very wet such as floor joists.
Wet rot is not normally as extensive as dry rot, as the mycelium cannot spread as far over the masonry and it does not have the ability to transfer moisture to dry timbers like dry rot, to advance decay.
The mycelium of wet rot is normally darker in colour, and tread like. The mycelium will remain flexible when dry, unlike dry rot mycelium which goes brittle. A common form of wet rot are Fibroporia Poria vaillantii which is regularly misdiagnosed as dry rot, due to is similar looking mycelium.
The affected timber will normally retain a veneer with less server cracking, as this decay is of the white rot group of decay,the timber will become bleached and stringy in texture. The floorboards affected by Fibroporia not the veneer to the surface of the timber, and bleach look to the timber and lack of cracking to the timber structure.
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