Fungal decay can occur when timber becomes wet for a prolonged period of time.
What is the difference between wet rot, and dry rot?
Wet rot is more common and tends to be confined to the area where timber has become and remains wet.
Contrary to what the name suggests, dry rot requires considerably more moisture for an outbreak to begin and tends to be more serious, requiring extensive specialist treatment. It can also travel through masonry, plaster etc. to find another food source. If dry rot is not treated correctly, it will almost certainly return.
Identification and treatment
It is essential that the type and cause of the fungal decay are correctly identified before any corrective action is considered. This is the reason that it is essential that a detailed diagnostic inspection is carried out by a CSRT qualified specialist.