Wet and Dry Rot

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Professional dry and wet rot treatments to defend against fungus and fungal decay

Commercial properties new and old, retail buildings and private homes across the UK are all susceptible to the dangers of wet and dry rot. Brought about by damp environments and insufficient ventilation systems, rot is a major cause of timber decay. British Waterproofing can help you get rid of rot once and for all with our effective dry and wet rot treatments. We cover a large service area in the East Anglia region including Peterborough, Kings Lynn, Grimsby, Milton Keynes, East Anglia, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Bedfordshire.

Dry rot

Despite the name, dry rot is a virulent fungal growth directly caused by leaving damp areas in your home or business premises untreated. In severe cases the infection can spread throughout the walls and behind the plaster of an entire building.

Wet rot

Wet rot is commonly found in basements, roofs, skirting boards and under floors. Timber that has been subjected to a prolonged leak or other source of recurring moisture will eventually develop wet rot. Unlike dry rot, wet rot will not spread and can be contained.

Treatments

To attack dry rot, it is necessary to remove all timber one metre beyond the initial source of the growth. All infected plaster work in the vicinity will also have to be removed. Our experts will then sterilise the area by injecting a specialised fungicide into the brickwork itself. To prevent outbreaks, we recommend further fungicide treatment and/or the installation of new sub-floor airbricks.
Dealing with wet rot involves cutting out the affected timber, replacing or improving any sub-floor ventilation and treating the area with an all-purpose fungicide. British Waterproofing strongly advises damp proofing your home to prevent wet or dry rot from occurring.

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Simply fill in our online form for more details on our dry and wet rot treatments against fungus and fungal decay in Peterborough, Kings Lynn, Grimsby, Milton Keynes, East Anglia, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Bedfordshire. 

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