Timber preservation experts
Decay to timber is due to long term exposure to dampness or water penetration into a building. This may be from rainwater ingress, plumbing leaks, rising dampness or sub-floor ventilation.
Correct identification is essential to provide the right solution.
Our highly qualified surveyors can provide you with all the information you need to solve the problem.
We can eradicate and repair damage caused by:
- Wet rot
- Dry rot
- Woodworm infestation
As rot is a direct result of prolonged dampness, we can damp proof your home or office after carrying out timber repairs and chemical treatments. Give us a call to schedule a survey of your property in Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and the surrounding areas.
Dry Rot is the name given for the condition when fungus attacks timbers within a property and can lead to serious problems. The amount of damage caused by dry rot can be significant enough that the commercial premises may face serious down time while the issue is dealt with. So therefore, it is important to recognise the signs as quickly as possible and call in experts – which is what Eradicure are.
Dealing with dry rot
Dry rot is caused by a fungus called Serpula lacrymans which thrives in dark and damp areas with poor ventilation – of which there can often be any number in business premises. Once the moisture content in a space reaches the 20% mark, then the fungus can grow and breed so can often use problems such as leaking pipes, leaking gutters and rising damp as an avenue to enter a building.
The reason that dry rot is a worry for any business is that it can lead to major structural problems. Whereas wet rot only causes a problem in timbers and wood in a building, dry rot can pass to other structural materials such as causing rust on metal and decaying steel beams. This can lead to the need for serious structural renovation and a very expensive problem to remedy.
Spotting dry rot
The best way to avoid dry rot is to have adequate ventilation in the business premises. However it is also advisable to make sure staff are aware of the signs of dry rot to report it if noticed and ensure treatment can be undertaken quickly. Signs include:
- Mushroom like growths on wood
- Rust coloured spores
- Cracking or shrinking wood that might become dry or brittle
- Wood that crumbled when touched
- Fluffy white cotton wool-like growths
- A smell like mushrooms
If you spot any of these possible signs of dry rot in a premises, it is important to call Eradicure as quickly as possible so we can assess the problem and organise a solution as well as preventing reoccurance.
Based in Stratford-upon-Avon, we offer our domestic and commercial building renovation services across Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and the West Midlands. Our professional approach to diagnosing problems and recommending solutions has resulted in a reputation for customer service and satisfaction second to none in our business. Contact us for free quotations and professional advice.