Wet Rot

Wet Rot

Wet rot is a debilitating fungal infection of timber, which can affect the strength of structural timber and severely damage a building. Wet rot occurs when there are high levels of moisture, damp or condensation in a building.

Causes of Wet Rot

If you suspect a wet rot infestation in your home, check for damp or water ingress in places where you think this most likely to occur, such as roofing, gutters, windows, floors, and cellars or basements. Check the walls for signs of rising damp there may be a discoloured or white tide mark at the level the damp has risen to.

Signs of Wot Rot:

  • Localised fungus growing on timber.
  • Soft and spongy timber that looks darker than surrounding timber, even through paint.
  • Damaged or flaky paintwork.
  • A damp musty smell.