Worried about dry rot in your home? Whether you live in an older home or a new building dry rot can have a devastating effect on your infrastructure. Luckily Glasgow builders, Ironwood Contracts, can help you! Providing a comprehensive solution to dry rot and protecting your property from future outbreaks.
Spotting Dry Rot
Some of the signs of dry rot include:
- Damp and musty smells
- Wood that has shrunk, darkened or cracked
- A smooth grey or mushroom coloured skin often tinged with lilac or yellow that can be peeled like a mushroom.
- Fruiting bodies growing
- Rust red coloured spore dust
What is Dry Rot?
Dry rot, also known as Serpula lacrymans, is a wood-destroying fungus that can cause widespread structural damage in buildings and boats. Outbreaks of dry rot have the ability to spread quickly as it can travel through building materials other than wood. Because of this, it is important to quickly identify and treat any dry rot outbreaks
Treating Dry Rot
Dry rot can only affect wood that is damp. It is important to first remove the source of the moisture before treating the dry rot outbreak. Once the timber has been allowed to thoroughly dry out the dry rot can then be controlled. Measures must be then taken to protect the wood to defend it against any future outbreaks. Masonry work may also be required if the dry rot has passed through it at any point.
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Preventing Dry Rot in Your Building
Facing dry rot in your home? Worried about the potential damage of dry rot in your property? Ironwood Contracts can help deal with your dry rot outbreak and protect your premises from any potential outbreaks in future. As a full accredited SafeGuard Europe contractor Ironwood Contracts has the damp proofing solution for you, protecting your building for years to come!