Dry & Wet Rot Specialists in Essex

Dry Rot (Serpula Lacrymans) and Wet Rot (Coniophora puteana) both have detrimental effects on the structure of your property. These fungi have destructive attributes that can cause serious deterioration to the foundations of your property. If these fungi are left un-treated, they can germinate and spread throughout the building and this will leave its structure in a precarious position, as well as posing potential health problems to those in the property.

What causes Dry Rot and Wet Rot?

  • Dampness
  • Running Water
  • Poor ventilation
  • Bad Maintenance

It is imperative to have the issue of these fungi confronted to ensure that it does not spread throughout the property. In particular, older buildings can be deeply affected as the issue can spread quickly and the structure of the building can suffer from the fungi destructive properties.


What is Dry Rot and How to Stop/Treat it?

Dry Rot is the most destructive form of wood rot and can lead to severe structural damage to buildings. The dry rot digests parts of the wood that provide it with strength and stiffness, therefore if left to manifest, it can seriously affect the structure of your building.

Given the right conditions, Dry Rot has the ability to travel through materials, which means that it can spread throughout the structure of your home. It affects timbers that are exposed to damp conditions and lack of sub-floor ventilation in timber suspended floors.

Signs of Dry Rot

  • Shrinking, darkening and cracks in timber
  • Musty, damp odours
  • White substances develops on timber and brickwork
  • Red spores with large pancake fungi
  • Mushroom looking patches develop on timber


What is Wet Rot and How to Stop/Treat it?

There are several types of wet rot and all have damaging effects on the timber, which can ultimately lead to structural defects as the timber is left weakened.

Wet rot can lead to cracking and shrinkage of the timber, whereas other will reduce the timber to a fibrous texture. The damaging of the timber will generally be restricted to a particular area that remains wet. Due to this constant stream moisture, the fungus is allowed establish and develop. For instance, gutter leaks and plumbing leaks will contribute to the fungus developing as it will flourish in a damp environment.

Areas we cover Essex, East London and Kent

Services throughout Essex, East London and Kent: Brentwood, Chelmsford, Wickford, Rayleigh, Basildon, Romford, Stanford Le Hope, Laindon, West Horndon, Langon Hills, Pitsea, Rayleigh, Corringham, Upminster, Hornchurch, Ingatestone, Benfleet, Southend-on-Sea, Rochford, Grays, Leigh-on-Sea, Braintree, Withman, Rochford, Thundersley, Thorpe Bay, Canvey Island, South Woodham Ferrers etc.

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