Dry Rot treatment initially involves the identification and removal of the source of moisture ingress that has caused the problem in the first place. Quite often this source may have been repaired years before but the rot has set in. Dry rot is very different from wet rot in that it is not so localised and can spread throughout the building. Therefore treatment is a combination of removal and replacement of damaged or weakened timbers. Next is a thorough cleansing of masonry with a masonry biocide that eradicates the spread of dry rot through masonry or cementitious types and finally a fungicidal timber treatment that eradicates and protects the timber.
The treatment of wet rot is not complicated and involves a few simple but very important steps to follow. First locate and deal with the source of water ingress. Next remove any existing timbers that are structurally weakened and replace them. There is no need for chemical sprays once Wet Rot has been properly removed. Be aware however that the longer you leave Wet Rot the worse it gets so it is best to deal with it as soon as possible.
Woodworm infestation can be a major problem in any building and requires thorough eradication. Nothing must be left behind, therefore, after removal of badly infected or weakened timbers a chemical treatment that penetrates the timber by diffusion is best. Water based treatments allow the chemical to soak into the timber whilst eventually lowering or removing the moisture as much as possible therefore protecting the timber. This of course is dependent on the type of timber infected. Some timbers will take longer to penetrate while others will allow ingression to a higher degree. Our surveyor will investigate fully and determine the type of treatment specific to your needs.
All our treatments carry a 20 year guarantee.
If you think you may have any of these problems you can book a free survey with us.