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Dry Rot

Dry rot Repairs in York Harrogate and Leeds

Do you have a dry rot infection?

We pride ourselves as leaders in our industry with a commitment to deliver professional, high quality repairs backed by meaningful guarantees. Our Industry accreditation and multiple Awards over the years are recognition and tribute to this commitment. We are full members of the Property Care Association, Health and Safety Approved and Industry Accredited.

Whether you're a business, property professional, homeowner or potential purchaser, we can help.

Dry rot repair and treatments

wet rot yorkshireOur primary aim to resolving a dry rot infection is to correctly identify and address the cause through accurate diagnosis during the survey. Our surveyors will then specify the safest and most effective method of repair for your circumstances favouring a holistic approach to treatment ensuring minimal impact to your property and the environment.

Dryfix use an array of different repair methods and treatments for decay, ranging from; resin repairs, treated replacement and treatments using micro emulsion sprays and application gels.

All products we use or specify are independently tested for their performance by the British Board of Agreement (BBA) and/or approved safe for use by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Our repairs are only carried out by our own team of employed, experienced tradesmen and qualified remedial technicians who have been apprentice trained and independently accredited by the Property Care Association.

What causes dry rot?

dry rot yorkshireDry rot (Serpula lacrymans) is an extremely secretive fungus often occurring within poorly ventilated floor voids or cavities. As its name suggests, this infection only needs a low moisture content to survive. If a stable moisture source exists, dry rot can spread quickly from its host timber, migrating outwards through walls and plaster in search of other food sources transporting the nutrients and moisture it needs for survival through its long reaching thick grey strands. This ability to reach out from its host timber in search of other food sources makes this type of infection extremely dangerous to buildings.

What does dry rot look like?

Dry rot is a brown rot, meaning it attacks the cellulose and hemicellulose sugars within the timber causing a loss in weight and strength, darkening and often deep cuboidal cracking along and across the grain.

Dry rot can also be identified by its transportation strands, mycelium growth and fruiting bodies which occur as decay advances or retreats.

The characteristics of dry rot are however, very similar to those of other brown rots and wet rots therefore correct diagnosis is essential as the treatments can vary, especially in the case of dry rot.

wet rot yorkshire ukDry rot infectons (Serpula lacrymans)
wet rot yorkshire ukDry rot infectons (Serpula lacrymans)
wet rot yorkshire ukDry rot infectons (Serpula lacrymans)
wet rot yorkshire ukDry rot infectons (Serpula lacrymans)
wet rot yorkshire ukDry rot infectons (Serpula lacrymans)
wet rot yorkshire ukDry rot infectons (Serpula lacrymans)

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