Eradicure Alliance are leading experts in the elimination and cure of dry rot (Serpula lacrymans).
Dry Rot is caused by a certain species of fungi that digests part of the timber which gives it its strength and stiffness. As a result the timber will appear darkly coloured, deteriorated cracked and, the structural integrity of the building may be jeopardised.
A dry rot outbreak is dependent on timber, moisture and lack of ventilation. With dry rot the affected area is likely to be largely hidden. Treatment requires exposure of the affected area, identifying where it has spread to, finding and remedying the cause and subsequent necessary repairs. With dry rot a monitoring service is often recommended following remedial work.
Fungal decay of timbers in any structure is potentially a serious problem. In the case of dry rot this is especially serious. Although moisture is required for initial germination, the established fungal growth becomes capable of creating its own moisture in furtherance of feeding requirements. An outbreak of dry rot may have been at work for months or even years prior to detection by which time an entire building can be at risk.
If you suspect you have either wet rot or dry rot contact us to arrange a site visit with our Specialist Surveyor.