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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.


Dry Rot Fungus


Wet rot

Dry rot

Note: As dry rot can cause extensive damage to buildings in a relatively short time we would recommend the problem be dealt with by a professional damproofing contractor.


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