Whilst Dry rot holds the title for the king of timber destruction Wet rot is definately a contender, as we found after a Damp & Timber survey on a ground floor apartment. The inspection found 'tide mark' type stains to walls and visible fungal growths emerging from behind skirting boards and architrave. Wet rot is a general term for the decay of timber due to moisture ingress and covers a variety of fungal species.
Our Free Of Charge Damp & Timber survey was requested on a conversion project. From the first and second floor of a large period property the client was developing 2 self contained flats. Floorboards where lifted and sections of ceiling and under roof boarding was removed to allow a thorough inspection. Armed with magnifying glass and torch rafters, joists and exposed studwork where examined forany signs of woodworm or rot.
We where asked to investgate floor damage to a timber structure kitchen floor in a terraced house in Swindon. A number of floorboards had cracked and in places fallen through, some areas where crumbling when touched. A free of charge damp and timber survey was completed and a written report provided for the client.