Dry Rot & Wet Rot

Timber Surveys in Yorkshire

Dry Rot & Wet Rot Control in Yorkshire, York, Harrogate and Scarborough

Suspect a problem?

It is essential that if you discover decay or think you have a problem that you instruct a qualified professional surveyor to investigate and determine the exact type of decay and draft a repair specification.

Is your timber surveyor qualified?

We provide professional and credible timber and damp reports which are only undertaken by experienced and fully qualified surveyors who hold the National Qualification for remedial surveying C.S.R.T. awarded by the BWPDA / PCA our industry body. This proves that our surveyors have been independently examined and tested, proving their extensive knowledge and expertise.

All of our surveys are carried out in accordance with The British Standards Code of Practice.

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Timber Surveys

Our surveyors will endeavour to inspect all structural floor and roof timbers for decay and Woodworm Infestations. This involves a thorough external inspection of the property to identify potential defects, which could allow water ingress or damp to occur, placing unprotected timbers at risk.

Provided prior permission is arranged, our timber surveys may include but are not restricted to; lifting floorboards for full sub-floor inspections and access into roof spaces. Where we suspect problems may exist and physical access is not possible, our surveyors use specialist thermal imaging and fibre-optic cameras to look into hidden places, so even the concealed is revealed. Photographic evidence of our findings is recorded and included within our report.

Our timber surveys include;

  • External Inspections
  • Structural floor and roof inspections
  • Sub floor ventilation assessment
  • Damage analysis of timber
  • Insect Identification
  • Decay Identification
  • Wood Moisture Content assessment

Our reports contain comprehensive advice of any problems identified and include our recommendations, specifications and costs for repairs, if necessary. Edited pictures along with category damage ratings are also included to assist your understanding about the urgency of any repairs needed.

Our reports are available in both printed media and/or converted into secure electronic Portable Documents (PDF) for email.

Treatment for Dry Rot & Wet Rot

Health And Safety ExcutiveDryfix use an array of different treatments for timber infestation and decay, ranging from micro emulsion sprays - application gels. Our surveyors will specify the safest and most effective method of treatment for your circumstances, favouring a holistic approach to treatment ensuring minimal impact to your property and the environment.

All products used for timber treatments have been independently tested and approved safe for use by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).

Dryfix repairs are only carried out by experienced tradesmen and qualified remedial technicians who have been independently trained and accredited by the BWPDA / PCA our industry body.

To learn more about woodworm, dry rot or wet rot decay and the treatments we use read up on our blog posts: www.dryfix.net/blog/

Suspect a Problem?

We are here to help. If you suspect a problem and require a survey, or need advice please contact us

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Want to know more about Rot and Decay?

Dry RotRots occur when timber is exposed to high moisture levels. Timber is a hygroscopic material which will absorb moisture from the atmosphere if placed in a damp environment or adjacent a damp material. This hygroscopic characteristic will allow the moisture content of the timber to increase reaching levels where it can become vulnerable to decay and insect infestation.

In buildings rot is most likely to occur in floors where timber is in contact with wet walls or where sub floor ventilation is poor. Roof spaces and even concealed timbers built into walls, above window or door openings are also vulnerable.

There are primarily only two different types of rot. These are known as Dry Rot and Wet Rots. There is only one Dry Rot (Serpula lacrymans) there are however many different types of wet rot. Some rots display similar characteristics, therefore correct diagnosis of the type of decay is essential as the treatments can vary, especially in the case of Dry Rot.

Dry Rot is an extremely secretive fungus which only needs a low moisture content to survive, hence the name. As long as a moisture source exists Dry Rot can spread from its host timber, spreading through masonry walls and plaster in search of other food sources, making this type of rot extremely dangerous to buildings.

Severe condensation within a sub floor caused by poor ventilation Severe wet rot decay to sub-floor joists Wet rot decay and weevil infestation to joist end in contact with damp walls
Severe condensation
within a sub floor caused
by poor ventilation.
Severe wet rot decay
to sub-floor joists.
Wet rot decay and
weevil infestation
to joist end in
contact with damp walls.

Suspect a Problem?

We are here to help. If you suspect a problem and require a survey, or need advice please contact us

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Timber Treatment

Dryfix Preservation Ltd | Head Office: 57 Ridgeway, Acomb, York, North Yorkshire. YO26 5DA