Wet and Dry Rot Treatment

TIMBER PRESERVATION EXPERTS

Both dry rot and wet rot are caused by moisture, commonly from poor ventilation below the floor, rising or penetrating damp, water leaks etc. Normally, dry rot happens from relatively low moisture levels, and wet rot is from very high moisture levels.

WET ROT

Wet rot can be a white or brown rot, which does not refer to the colour of the mould, but the shade that the timber turns when affected. Brown rot will darken the wood, and will break in small cracks, where as white rot lightens the wood and the damage is visible across the grain.

TREATING WET ROT

Once we  have identified the problem to be wet rot, the area will have to be properly ventilated to allow the wood to dry and the root cause of the problem will have to be solved. Any damaged timber will have to be replaced where necessary.

DRY ROT

Dry rot is different from wet rot in the sense that it can travel through a building taking its own moisture supply, and can travel between plaster and brick work as well as wood. Dry rot can cause severe damage if it is not treated.

TREATING DRY ROT

Treating dry rot can be quite disruptive, as locating the causing source may require floor boards to be taken up or walls to be opened up. All affected timbers will need to be removed and the damp areas will have to be dried out thoroughly.

Whilst these measures are similar to treating wet rot, dry rot treatment often needs more. If any masonry has had contact with the dry rot, they will need treating with chemicals either as a spray or an injection, as will the surrounding timbers.

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Our Services

If you’re in need of expert damp proofing assistance, CS Damp Proofing is here to help. Our experienced team of licenced damp proofing specialists provides a full range of services to customers across Yorkshire. BACKED BY GUARANTEE our Specialist works are covered long term by independent insurers.

Damp Proofing

Damp Proofing

Rising damp is an uncommon yet serious issue that can be encountered in many older buildings and properties. If left untreated, rising damp can lead to serious structural damage and major health and safety hazards.

Wood Worm

Wood Worm

Woodworm eat their way through timbers and woodwork, feeding off the cellulose and slowly working their way through your home. If left untreated, woodworm can cause timbers to decay, leaving your home structurally weakened. 

Basement Tanking

Basement Tanking

It’s self-evident why tanking is named so: in effect, a waterproof tank is created. However, its job is to keep the water out not in.

Cavity Wall Ties

Cavity Wall Ties

Cavity wall ties are used to hold inner and outer sections of a wall together, but over time they can corrode, break or fail. If this happens, walls can buckle, masonry can be damaged and the structure of a home can be compromised. 

Waterproofing & Tanking

Waterproofing & Tanking

Tanking system design and installation service, which is fully compliant with relevant British Standards and Building Regulations.