WET ROT & DRY ROT

Timber Preservation Experts

Both dry rot and wet rot are caused by moisture, commonly from poor ventilation below the floor, rising or penetrating damp, water leaks etc. Normally, dry rot happens from relatively low moisture levels, and wet rot is from very high moisture levels.

WET ROT

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

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.

DRY ROT

Dry rot is different from wet rot in the sense that it can travel through a building taking its own moisture supply, and can travel between plaster and brick work as well as wood. Dry rot can cause severe damage if it is not treated.

Treating Dry 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.

Although treating both dry and wet rot can seem very disruptive, it is necessary to rectify the problems to stop any further and perhaps lasting damage. Danford Brewer & Ives will strive to make sure the job is completed as quickly and hassle free as possible.

OUR SPECIALIST WORKS PROCESS

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CONTACT US

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.

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SITE SURVEY

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.

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WE FIX IT

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.

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AFTERCARE

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.

AREAS WE COVER:

We have regional staff in Yorkshire, Teesside, and Cheshire.
  • DARLINGTON
  • HALIFAX
  • HARROGATE
  • HUDDERSFIELD
  • ILKLEY
  • MACCLESFIELD
  • MIDDLESBROUGH
  • RIPON
  • SELBY
  • SKIPTON
  • WAKEFIELD
  • YORK