DRY & WET ROT
DRY & WET ROT TREATMENTS
Wet rot is a relatively common occurrence and can usually be dealt with by removing the source of dampness.
However, the true dry rot fungus (Serpula lacrymans) is serious and requires immediate attention to avoid extensive damage. It is malignant and will spread even through thick walls in search of timber to attack. Affected timber can be seen to be brown, dry and brittle with cuboidal fractures and a musty, fungal like smell. The spreading spores appear as fine tubules of a white or light grey appearance and are often seen with white fluffy growths called mycelium.