Wet Rot

Professional Wet Rot services and treatments in Somerset and Dorset.

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What is Wet Rot?

Whilst considered less of a problem than Dry Rot, Wet rot can also cause serious damage to timbers within your home. Wet rot is also a fungus though there are a number of varieties and unlike dry rot it will not travel through masonry and plaster.

Normally thriving in wood with a high moisture content where moisture ingress is continuing to occur such as joists below a plumbing leak or a flooring wall plate when rising damp is present.

Occurring in a multitude of colours, shapes and sizes wet rot will cause wood to discolour often crack and craze and eventually crumble away. It can occur as a secondary symptom of penetrating or rising damp when joists are embedded into walls and as such come into constant contact with wet masonry.

What can be done about Wet Rot?

Wet rot can be easier to rectify and remove than dry rot, first the cause of dampness should be located and where possible remedial action should prevent its reoccurrence such as the insertion of a chemical damp proof course or the application of an external water repellent. Damp and decayed timbers should be removed and replaced with pre-treated timbers and where necessary membranes should be inserted to prevent future damp ingress. A chemical wood preservative can be applied to existing localised timbers and ventilation can be improved to aid with drying particularly in ground level floor voids.

If you have any concerns or have noticed possible symptoms such as a ‘bouncy’ floor or cracked skirting, then call us today on 0800 161 3078 or complete the contact form and we can provide advice or a free of charge survey.

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Why choose Wessex Damp & Timber

25 Years of Experience

With over 25 years of experience in the service sector you will receive an unrivaled level of customer care from the survey through to the completion of works.

Unrivaled Customer Care

We are a family run business with a professional and modern approach whilst still maintaining that personal level of service you associate with a local company.

Professional Service

Constantly seeking to maintain our knowledge base we access all the latest information and available literature to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry.

Wessex Damp and Timber are an industry leading company who provides services to help cure dampness and condensation in both the home and commerical environments.

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Services We Offer

Some of the services we offer in property preservation

If you have issues in your home such as peeling paint or loose plaster, mould spotting or visible stains and ‘tide’ marks then you may have a damp problem and if so we have the solution. Whether it’s rising or penetrating damp we will provide you with a diagnosis and the solution.

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Condensation in its simplest form is when moist air comes into contact with colder air or a colder surface and the water contained in the air is released to form condensation in the air or on the surface. It often results in black mould growth on walls and surfaces or you can see water droplets.

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Aged and Period properties can often be cold and condensation will form on external walls, we can provide various types of solid insulation and often incorporate this with a level of damp proofing. Internal temperatures will improve and mould spotting reduces.

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