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Dry & Wet Rots

Damp Control & Rising Damp

DTS have experience in dry and wet rot treatment. Our fully trained, qualified and experienced Surveyors will identify the type, and the extent, of any decay and will produce a suitable specification for the treatment and eradication of the problem.

We can:

  • Identify the nature, type and extent of the decay
  • Determine the cause, finding the source of moisture
  • Propose the cure for the rot with full specification for the rot treatments
  • Advise what additional steps (if any) are required to safeguard the property

Dry Rot (Serpula Lacrymans) and Wet Rot can cause structural defects in buildings. It is:

  • The most serious of all wood rotting fungi.
  • It can grow at an alarming rate.
  • Unhealthy and unpleasant.

These problems are usually caused by dampness, running water, poor ventilation and bad maintenance or a combination of these conditions. For fungal decay to begin it requires:

  • Water to penetrate wood which then allows bacteria and micro fungi to colonise resulting in the partial breakdown of the cell structure.
  • The timber then becomes more porous and potentially wetter. If the moisture content is sustained above 30% then Dry Rot can colonize and germinate which inevitably leads to decay.
  • As Dry Rot spores are airborne this means that all properties are susceptible to attack given the right conditions.
  • Once germination is established the fungus can spread rapidly, even though thick masonry walls, in search of timber causing potentially widespread and extensive damage if not treated at the earliest instant

Dry Rot, Wet Rot and Fungal Decay

The vision of fungal decay can be very off putting to property owners. Be it dry rot with its fruiting bodies and orange spore dust or wet rot with its cotton wool like mycelium DTS can effectively treat and remove dry rot, wet rot and other forms of fungal decay. Our range of treatments will solve your problem with the minimum of fuss. With the benefit of a long term guarantee you can be sure that your fungal decay problem will be taken care of for good!

We have helped many customers throughout Wales and the West (including Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Cwmbran, Brecon, Abergavenny) with their damp, wet and dry rot problems. Contact us today for further information.

 

 

Damproofing & Timber Services : Unit 19, Pontnewynydd Small Business Centre,
Pontnewynydd, Pontypool NP4 6AD Tel: 01495 763700

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