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Wet & Dry Rot
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Once discovered, it is urgent you stop the rot attack to prevent further damage and remove the timbers already destroyed. Unlike dry rot, wet rot is localised to the source of damp, so won't spread throughout your property. The source of damp must be removed to prevent further wet rot attacks.
Peter Cox technicians will replace defective timbers and undertake repairs where necessary to retain sections, including structural and decorative timber.
If wet rot is detected by a Peter Cox surveyor, the first step in the treatment is to be eliminate the unwanted sources of moisture and make sure the timber is dried out. As wet rot cannot grow without a source of water, it is essential to remove this. Water ingress is the most likely source of moisture, with problems occurring from roofing, gutters, windows, floors, and cellars or basements. Find out more about our damp proofing treatments here
The next step will be to identify the extent of the wet rot damage to structural and decorative timber. Timbers infected with dry rot will need to be removed and replaced by Peter Cox’s timber repair specialists.
Any timbers that are retained will be treated with a fungicidal treatment to prevent further infection.
If the dry rot has manifested in underneath your property, as it often does, Peter Cox’s waterproofing services may be necessary. Find out more about our damp proofing treatments here
Peter Cox will also give you any advice on additional steps (if any) to protect your property, and ensure your property is left safe.