What is Wet Rot?
While wet rot should not to be confused with the more servere timber condition dry rot, it still has the potential to cause substantial damage to your property. Wet rot attacks timber in damp conditions and this makes it is a common cause of structural defects particularly when allowed to go unchecked with no wet rot treatment programme in place.
In order to grow, wet rot requires a regular source of moisture. This often comes from sources like defective plumbing, gutters, downpipes or stone pointing. When excess moisture infiltrates timber it can allow fungal spores to germinate and grow, this eventually leads to the timber losing its strength. You can find more information on this process on our 'what is wet rot' web page.