Wet and Dry Rot Treatment

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Archers Specialist Treatments
Winters Farm
North Green Common Road
Wivelsfield Green
Near Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 7RJ

Email: info@archertreatments.com

Call us today on 01444 471090 (select option 1), or call Paul on mobile: 07808 061617

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The cause of both dry and wet rot can come from a lack of sub floor ventilation, damp walls or condensation as a result of water leaking from sinks, baths, showers, pipe work, guttering or poorly maintained roofs.

What is Wet Rot? Wet Rot is sometimes called cellar fungus, if left untreated, will destroy the structural strength of timber. Treatment for this form of rot is by the application of a fungicidal paste spread onto the surface or in the case of larger timbers injected into the centre. Once this paste has been applied a skin forms which prevents the evaporation of the carrier solvent ensuring maximum penetration of the active ingredients. Structurally unsound timbers should be replaced with new and the original source of dampness traced and rectified.

What is Dry Rot? Dry Rot is by far the most dangerous and destructive of the wood destroying fungi. It can destroy completely sound wood reducing it to a dry and brittle state easily crumbled by hand. It does this by its unique ability to transport water great distances through its root structure, dampen sound timber and feed from the cellulose. It is particularly dangerous as it only requires a moisture content in timber of 20% to germinate and under the right conditions can spread as fast as 80mm a day. Its mycelium can penetrate masonry and infect timber on the other side of thick walls. Once matured, the fungi produce a fruiting body which spreads its microscropic spores throughout the building to infect other areas. It is therefore essential that the correct action is taken swifty to eradicate this malignant fungus or untold damage to the building will result.

Archers has many years experience in treating, curing and the removal of Dry Rot and Wet Rot so call us today to discuss how we can help.

 

2nd from top image. Lancing College where Archers carried out wet and dry rot eradication inside a roof void.

3rd from top image. Discrete treatment of dry rot in a local West Sussex restaurant without any interruptions to trading.

Bottom 3 before and after images (click to enlarge). Grade 2 listed oak timber framed building. Shanley Homes Ltd requested our specialist advice and expertise in restoring and converting this building in Merstham, Surrey to a wing of new home. We were commissioned to take down large sections of the frame, photograph, log and store then reconstruct. We replaced all rotten and structurally unsound timbers using locally sourced green oak, which were done by hand using our in-house carpenters.