What causes dry rot in timber?

Moisture (between 18 and 30%) combined with a lack of ventilation leads to dry rot.

In other words, dry rot is a damp problem and can occur in buildings with high moisture content, whether old or new.

Dry rot can occur when the following conditions exist:

  • Dry rot spores
  • Insufficient ventilation
  • Timber
  • Moisture
  • Oxygen

Many of us find dry rot spores in and around our houses without problems.

Although these spores are inert, they can grow into fungal growth if they settle in an environment with enough moisture and food (wood).

As soon as dry rot has taken hold in your home, it must be removed, treated, or replaced. Without effective treatment, dry rot will spread. As a result, your home may suffer serious structural damage. Your home should be treated as soon as you suspect dry rot is present to prevent it from worsening and causing more damage. Contact Abbey Builders Liverpool to schedule a survey on 0151 220 4433.

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