It is important to identify whether timber decay has been caused by dry rot or another wood-destroying fungus such as one of the wet rots. This is because dry rot has the ability to travel through plaster and masonry into adjacent rooms and properties and has been known to spread through several dwellings within a row of terraced houses.

If ignored ,dry rot can spread away from its original outbreak and cause secondary outbreaks in other locations by spore distribution and mycelium growth . If left untreated dry rot can cause the  failing of structural timber and  the collapse of floors, ceiling and roof structures.

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Inspection of Dry Rot

Our initial inspection team in Cork will identify the type of rot and cause of outbreak.  We will advise on all associated builders work that will be required to facilitate treatments to eradicate any dry rot which may be present in the building structure.    

Dry Rot Treatment 

We have the knowledge and experience to diagnose and treat dry rot effectively .The following is a typical detail of remedial work:

  • dry rot CorkFirstly the source of moisture must be located & remedied.
  • Affected timber to be removed.
  • Masonry within one metre to be exposed and all signs of mycelium growth must be removed by scraping and wire brushing.
  • The masonry sterilised by drilling and irrigating with a masonry biocide solution.
  • All remaining adjacent timber be treated with a fungicide.
  • Removed timber should be replaced with  new pre-treated timber.

All chemicals that we  use carry a one hour re-entry period after treatments are completed.