Experts in Timber Treatment in Manchester
What Are The Signs of Dry Rot
Affected timber shows signs of flaking & cracking and when severely affected, crumbles readily into fine powder. Fungus develops on the surface of the timber, sometimes this looks like a white, cotton wool cushion, which spreads across timbers and brickwork. Strands radiate from the initial outbreak and can extend for several feet across inert materials such as bricks and steel joists.
How We Treat Wet / Dry Rot
Treatment must be a comprehensive sterilisation to one metre beyond the last visible sign of growth and it is essential to determine the full extent of the outbreak and ensure that no infected timber is overlooked. All fungus growth will need to be traced to its origin and all hidden timbers uncovered. It is also essential to locate and rectify the source of moisture ingress giving rise to the fungal decay.