Timber Decay Treatment Experts

Wet Rot Problem? Act fast.

Danford Brewer & Ives are wet rot treatment specialists in Stockton-On-Tees, County Durham. A wet rot survey will be carried out by our own PCA Qualified surveyors to ensure the right treatment is applied to the wet rot infected area.

We are here to help you by accurately identifying the cause of the wet rot problem as well as recommending the most effective solution to treat the infected area. All our wet rot treatments in Stockton-On-Tees are backed by meaningful long term guarantees giving you complete peace of mind.

Wet Rot is a form of timber decay which grows on porous surfaces with very High Levels of Moisture Content, Commonly From Poor Ventilation Below The Floor, Rising Or Penetrating Damp, Water Leaks Etc.


Wet rot can be a white or brown rot, which does not refer to the colour of the mould, but the shade that the timber turns when affected. Brown rot will darken the wood, and will break in small cracks, where as white rot lightens the wood and the damage is visible across the grain.

Treating Wet Rot

Treating dry rot can be quite disruptive, as locating the causing source may require floor boards to be taken up or walls to be opened up. All affected timbers will need to be removed and the damp areas will have to be dried out thoroughly.

Whilst these measures are similar to treating wet rot, dry rot treatment often needs more. If any masonry has had contact with the dry rot, they will need treating with chemicals either as a spray or an injection, as will the surrounding timbers.

Once Danford Brewer & Ives have identified the problem to be wet rot, the area will have to be properly ventilated to allow the wood to dry and the root cause of the problem will have to be solved. Any damaged timber will have to be replaced where necessary.




Complete the enquiry form below or call us directly to discuss your damp or timber problem. On this call, we will arrange to visit you and survey your property. There is a small fee for the site survey, which will be confirmed on the call. If you proceed with the full works, this fee is refundable against any further works carried out.



One of our qualified team will visit your property at an agreed time and date. We will assess the problem and determine the best solution. Once we understand the root cause of the problem we can creat a suitable plan to fix it. Following the site survey we will provide you with a written report and quotation.



Once you are happy for the works to proceed we will then arrange a convenient time and date with you to carry out the specialist works as per the quotation. Most specialist works are usually completed within a couple of days and involve minimal disruption. Our team will keep you fully up to date on the works progress during this time.

after care


In order for the guarantee to be activated all of the specialist works need to be signed off. A comprehensive checklist will be completed and signed off by both our team & yourself to make sure you are fully satisfied with the works. Following the sign off, where appropriate, the works can be fully guaranteed.


Specialist works are covered by long term guarantee by independent insurers.

Wet rot experts

A wet rot expert is an individual that gives advice and provides a professional service that helps contain and treat affected timbers in your property.

Wood rot treatment is important.

Employing an expert with wet rot knowledge will get the job done quickly and efficiently.

They won’t just apply a treatment to rotten wood but will recommend ways to prevent future outbreaks, most likely by restricting the conditions needed for fungal spores to thrive.

Wet rot can seriously impact the structural integrity of a building, so hiring a wet rot specialist is fundamental to ensuring the safety of your home in the event of a fungal outbreak in the timber.

Difference between wet and dry rot

Wet rot and dry rot can cause serious damage to wooden supports and structures in a building.

They flourish where there are high levels of moisture, and wet or damp conditions and both are caused by a wood fungus.
However, there are fundamental differences.

Wet rot happens when moisture levels are higher and tend to be more localised. It doesn’t spread as quickly and can be more difficult to spot because it’s often hidden.

Wet rot can be just as destructive as dry rot though and requires effective treatment to be contained.


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How does wet rot occur?

Wet rot is caused by fungal spores which, given the right conditions, will begin to break down timber and decay wood.

It is caused by several fungal species, the most common being Coniophora puteana or cellar fungus, which needs high levels of moisture of around 50% to survive, thrive and cause the timber to soften

The fungal spores that cause wet rot are present in the air, but it tends to grow on porous wooden surface with high moisture content.

That’s why wet rot occurs in damp conditions, and why leaks and drainage issues are the main catalyst within households.

Is wet rot a fungus?

Wet rot is caused by fungal spores that are found in the atmosphere and are activated by the presence of high levels of moisture within wood or timber.

Wet rot is, essentially, a type of wood fungus – just as dry rot is – and as a living species attacks the wood and the timber while seeking nourishment.

That process causes affected timber to decay.

One of the most prominent early signs of needing to treat rotten wood in your home or commercial property is a pungent, mushroom-like smell it gives off.

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