Dry Rot Remediation


Dry Rot can effect many types of timber, old or new. Dampness with a lack of ventilation is the fundamental cause of Dry Rot and are the ideal conditions for fungal growths on Timber.

Features of Dry Rot:

  • Large Cuboidal Cracking (Brown Rot)

  • Fluffy White Cotton – like mycelium under humind conditions

  • Silvery Grey Mushroom coloured skin often tinged with yellow patches

  • Timber crumbly to the touch

  • Strands, grey in colour, brittle when dry

  • Sporophore, fleshy pancake bracket, white margin and wide pored rust

  • Spores, rust red coloured

  • Active Growth – Musty Odour

  • Dry Rot is tolerant to alkali conditions and may readily spread behind plasters, mortars etc

Mould Busters offer a bespoke and independent remedial damp and timber survey on properties for a variety of clients, including local authorities, landlords, estate agents, building contractors and private individuals to correctly diagnose the extent and the type of Timber infestation or Dampness affecting the property. This is followed up by a comprehensive report providing a detailed record of the damp/timber issues and the recommended treatment for the most effective ways to treat the damp problem.