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Our damp proofing and treatment services include:

Damp proofing

Tanking

Wall and Floor Reinstatement

Dry Lining

Wet rot treatment

Dry rot treatment

Woodworm control

How To Spot Wet Rot

Typical indications for identifying wet rot include:

A damp musty smell

Cracking and softening of timber that is often discoloured, distorted and possibly losing its strength.

You may notice some fungal growth

If you suspect you might have wet rot, call us on 01424 203068 or 07958479737 for a free no obligation assesment.

How to spot Dry rot

Wood shrinks, darkens and cracks in a 'cuboidal' manner (see picture)

A silky grey to mushroom coloured skin frequently tinged with patches of lilac and yellow often develops under less humid conditions. This 'skin' can be peeled like a mushroom.

White, fluffy 'cottonwool' mycelium develops under humid conditions. '

Strands develop in the mycelium; these are brittle when dry and crack when bent.

Fruiting bodies are a soft, fleshy pancake or bracket with an orange-ochre surface. The surface has wide pores.

Rust red coloured spore dust frequentky seen around fruiting bodies

If you suspect you might have dry rot, call us on 01424 203068 or 07958479737 for a free no obligation assesment.

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