This is a term used to describe timbers that are rotting due to high moisture levels.
These can be floor joists that are fixed into walls which are suffering rising damp
or are in direct contact with damp conditions.
Penetrating damp can also cause problems with wet rot through damaged or badly maintained
bay window roofs, also ill fitting windows, doors and broken pipe work above and
Fungi can grow in these areas in many forms from surface moulds, to Fruit Body fungi
with elaborate strands that can spread behind plaster work. These strands can appear
the same as dry rot strands and must be identified correctly. Wet rot is far easier
to treat than dry rot.
The tell tale signs of damp rot are a strong smell of damp in the home, floors can
become springy or drop as the joist ends rot away from the wall.
Joist end replacement can be carried out without removing all the floor boards thus
reducing disruption in the home.
If you think you may have any of these problems in your home, or have any questions,
or wish us to visit your home for a free quotation and report, please contact us
using the enquiries link on our web site, or phone us on the contact number provided.