Wet Rot

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The causes and signs of wet rot

Wet rot is a general term applied to the many different species of fungus which cause timber decay. Timbers exposed externally to the elements and timbers in contact with wet soil, wet masonry, plaster and a damp atmosphere are all at risk from wet rot. Wet rot can become a serious problem when left untreated. It’s best to sort out wet rot as soon as you notice it.

What are the causes of wet rot problems?

Wet can occur due to problems such as a leaking roof, from a buildup of moisture on window frames and on timbers that have been left untreated.

What are the signs of wet rot?

Wet rot spores will result in blackening of timber which causes cracking and crumbling. Timbers will continue to weaken as more moisture enters the timber and breaks down the timber cells. White rot is another type of rot which can bleach affected timbers leaving them pale in colour resulting in timbers that will crush easily rather than crumbling.

What are the treatments for wet rot?

Our specialist teams use the latest practices, techniques and materials available to deliver the best timber treatment solution and service always.

  • Elimination of all points of water ingress
  • Removal and replacement of rotted timbers
  • Using timber resin repair methods to remove and replace decayed timbers
  • Treatment of insitu and replacement timbers
  • Application of the appropriate fungicidal spray, timber pastes or dual purpose fungicide and insecticides.

More Information?

If you are concerned your property is suffering from timber decay, please contact the ProTen team for advice or to book a survey.  Contact us

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