In order to fix damp and timber problems, a one-size-fits-all solution can’t be applied. Instead, Garratt’s Damp & Timber LTD offers a bespoke solution by surveying your home and employing a customised method suited to your unique issue. You can see just how versatile our services are by visiting our case studies page, which displays all manner of damp solutions on various properties.
As far as dry rot is concerned, mushrooms belong on your plate, not your walls. Therefore, watching the rapid spread of dry rot, a fungal growth, through your building can be a shock and somewhat worrying.
Dry rot can be highly damaging to the timber structure of a property. The spores of dry rot germinate in the pores of the timber, resulting in vegetation that feeds on the timber before spreading to produce a fruiting body. This fruiting body will release more spores, and the cycle will continue.
The timber structure will shrink and crack, become brittle, and take on a darker colour. These signs are also typical of wet rot – the difference is that with dry rot, the shrinking of the timber will create cuboidal cracking. The depth of this cracking is more significant in dry rot than in wet.
Dry rot usually migrates behind plastered and rendered walls in search of more timber. Thus, it also damages the masonry within the house, not just the timber.
Suppose you are suspicious of dry rot infecting the timber in your home. In that case, you must get it confirmed and treated as soon as possible, as dry rot can spread from house to house and rapidly eat away at the very foundation and structure of a property.
A survey carried out by Garratt’s Damp & Timber will diagnose the problem and put together a treatment plan that will eradicate the problem quickly and permanently.