Dry Rot

Dry Rot and Wet Rot

Dry Rot and Wet Rot are all wood rotting fungi which can often be misidentified as they occur in overlapping circumstances. Different wet rots have some identifying characteristics which are similar to dry rot.

Dry rot (Serpula lacryman) is often regarded as a nightmare when the fungi invades a building. However, it is only a problem if it is wrongly identified and the cause and treatments are not known.

Our experienced and qualified surveyors, endeavour to correctly identify the cause and the type of the outbreak, the remedy and any associated building work required, all at the survey stage. This enables all trades to give more accurate estimates before any work is undertaken. Exposure work is rarely required at this stage.

The fungi Dry Rot, contrary to its name, require some additional moisture, normally the timber is above 20%. The cause in the UK is normally associated with water ingress, often caused by postponed maintenance or faulty plumbing.

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