Dry Rot can affect 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 humid 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.