Dry Rot - leeds and Yorkshire based Dry Rot Specialist
Fungus is everywhere, in the air we breath and in soil. Most plants depend on fungus to break down nutrients in soil, for plants to utilise.
Dry Rot is one such fungus and plays an important part in decaying dead wood in the forests. But of course it's not that fussy what timber it attacks and when conditions are right...wet, dark and poorly ventilated, it will get to work, wherever the wood is.
We’ve treated and successfully eradicated scores of infections by this invasive and tenacious rot from many properties in Leeds, Bradford, York and beyond. However, we’ve also lost count of the number of times we’ve been asked to eradicate Dry Rot, only to find that, on arrival on site, the decay in question wasn’t dry rot at all - Misdiagnosis is common where this decay is concerned, so it really is important to get proper specialist advice from a trained and qualified specialist like us.
Almost all decay in timber is caused by one of the more common Wet Rot species, which tend to be less fussy about their growing requirements; in effect, if wood is wet, more wet rots will attack the timber than will Dry Rot - we find these rots in houses all over Yorkshire, from Harrogate to Sheffield, from Bradford to York.
However, Dry Rot’s notoriety is well deserved, because when it does strike, the impact can be quite spectacular and the extensive fungal growth; with strands and sheets of fungus seeming to devour the wood, engenders respect and sometimes wonder – unlike wet rot, it can spread away from the initial source of moisture, even in part contributing to it’s own environmental needs, spreading by invasive growth and heavy spore distribution. As a result, secondary outbreaks, remote from the initial one are quite common.
We find it a bit less often than in the past though, yet with temperatures rising and rainfall coming in heavy bursts, more than steady drizzle, Dry Rot is predicted to make a comeback in Yorkshire – but we’ll have to wait and see.
Treatment is quite straightforward – but the survey is critical; the initial inspection must be thorough enough, otherwise it is easy to underestimate the extent of infection and customers can find themselves with unexpected additional costs, once a job starts; this is what we at Brick-Tie Preservation want to avoid.
We have the qualifications (CSRT) and experience needed to properly investigate the extent of the problem and specify a tailor made solution for you, with accurate costing you can rely on. We've seen hundreds of outbreaks of Dry Rot and Wet Rot; contact us for a detailed and professional survey.
These images were taken by Bryan on his surveys over the last few years and they illustrate the variable nature of Dry Rot and show how it is capable of causing severe damage.
Remember though - all rots need moisture, so finding the source of that and drying the area is the key to safe and effective treatment.
Dry rot and general timber surveys are available by our qualified timber surveyors locally, including Rotherham, Castleford, Wakefield, Barnsley, Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford, York and Selby.
For free advice on Dry Rot or any timber decay problem call our customer service line on 0800 591541, or use the contact page to post us and request a dry rot survey.
For further information on Dry Rot, please contact us.
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