During a recent inspection of a substantial period property a substantial Dry Rot outbreak was discovered to the sub-floor void.
The cause of this attack was a result of discarded timber debris from previous works being scattered across the surface of the damp solum. This together with restricted ventilation resulted in ideal conditions for the germination of Dry Rot. Dry rot is the most serious wood destroying fungi. It is malignant and will spread even through thick masonry in search of timber to attack.
Fortunately, in this instance, the rot had not yet extended to affect the ground floor structure .
We specified specialist sterilisation treatment to be carried out in conjunction with the already substantial scheme of refurbishment which would now include sealing of the solution and improving sub-floor ventilation.
We will organise one of our Approved Specialist Contractors to work alongside the Main Contractor and cover the treatments with a 20 year guarantee.