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Sometimes called the cellar fungus, Wet Rot is a common cause of structural defects. It requires a moisture content of 50 to 60% but it does not spread through masonry and growth ceases when the moisture is removed


To initiate growth from a spore the wood must be physically wet; in other words it must be subject to a source of water ingress, e.g., leaking gutters, wood in contact with damp masonry, etc. In practical terms the wood must have a moisture content in excess of 28-30%. Spores will not germinate on dry surfaces or surfaces which are not suitably wet.


In other words, unless the wood is wet  rot cannot become initiated.

If untreated wood is put in contact with damp infected masonry there is always the potential for the new wood to become infected.


A specialist contractor such as Damp Proofing Hull will fully understand the factors involved in wet rot treatment in Hull. Please note: where dealing with historic properties and where it is deemed necessary to keep as much of the historic timbers as practically possible then it is essential that dry techniques are used.


This will require careful monitoring of both conditions and the state of the rot; such practices should only be conducted by specialist professionals in the conservation of historic timbers.

Damp Master  has the ability and the experience team and treatment for all your wet rot  problems.  if you would like a free inspection and free quote then call us on  07871261129