dry rot

This fungus causes decay primarily under conditions of restricted ventilation, and high humidity, the optimum moisture content for decay being 30 - 40%.

Dry rot can remain active in timber down to 20% moisture and can attack dry timber. The fungus can grow throughout the fabric of a building if conditions are suitable. It can penetrate though brickwork and masonry, and behind plaster, decaying any timber in it's path. Decaying timber which develops 'cuboidal' cracking is usually overgrown by masses of grey-white mycelium...



Plate-like fruiting bodies produce millions of rusty-red spores (seeds) as a reddish dust...


These spores spread the fungal infection to other sites...


An envirotec, damproofing, dry rot, wet rot preservation survey carried out by a qualified CSRT surveyor will identify the type of rot, identify the cause, and specify and carry out a cost effective solution covered by Guarantee.

The guarantee can be separately insured by GPI for its 20 year duration on payment of a one off premium.


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