Dry Rot in Timbers
Dry rot fungus often causes extensive damage in buildings
prior to detection -it is found mainly in soft woods- decayed
wood has a dull brown color with deep cracks along and across
grain and crumble between fingers. The appearance of fruit
body may be first indication of the presence of dry rot. Dry
rot can also be found in masonry as shown in above picture.
Wet Rot in Timbers
Normally identified by brown strands cream to brown in color
and caused by timber becoming soaked by leaks often accompanied
by grey/fawn mushrooms.