Dry Rot is one of the most common causes of timber damage and if not treated properly, it can spread rapidly and become very serious. Dry Rot is sometimes referred to as ‘the cancer of buildings’.
There has been a recent incident in the news this week regarding a collapsed balcony which tragically killed 6 people. According to reports, the cause of the disaster appeared to be a case of rotten beams which hadn’t been sealed properly at the time of construction, causing moisture to damage the timber.
(For more information about this story to go http://news.sky.com/story/1504289/balcony-in-collapse-tragedy-was-decorative)
Dampness is a key factor in Dry Rot; water leaks, rising damp, and poor ventilation can all contribute to the damaging of timber. Any kind of damp in your home should be dealt with straight away as you never know what other problems could arise.