Whats the difference? Dry and Wet Rot

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Dry Rot treatment can be very complex: it should always be identified by qualified surveyors and treated by experienced technicians. It should never be ignored or treated by amateurs: this will almost certainly lead to more serious and costly problems in the future.

Firstly, the source of the moisture which incourages the fungus must be removed, establishing a dry environment.

Secondly, the fungal growth of the rot must be removed and any affected defective timber must be treated to eradicate re-growth. Dampworks technicians are highly skilled in the treatment and eradication of Dry Rot fungus.


Wet Rot is usually less of a serious problem, but eradication of moisture sources, promoting a dry environment and timber treatment/replacement is often still necessary to prevent escalation of the problem. Dampworks specialise in eradication works which can involve partial or complete fabrication replacements.

Once a surveyor has inspected your property, full details of the proposed treatments are provided along with our quotation and most treatments are covered by our long term guarantee.