What is Dry Rot?
What is Dry Rot? - Serpula Lacrymans - Brown Rot:
Dry Rot can effect many types of timber, old or new. Dampness with a lack of ventilation is the fundamental cause of Dry Rot and are the ideal conditions for fungal growths on Timber.
Features of Dry Rot:
- Large Cuboidal Cracking (Brown Rot)
- Fluffy White Cotton - like mycelium under humind conditions
- Silvery Grey Mushroom coloured skin often tinged with yellow patches
- Timber crumbly to the touch
- Strands, grey in colour, brittle when dry
- Sporophore, fleshy pancake bracket, white margin and wide pored rust
- Spores, rust red coloured
- Active Growth - Musty Odour
- Dry Rot is tolerant to alkali conditions and may readily spread behind plasters, mortars etc
Dry Rot Solution:
Once the source of moisture has been located and repaired, replace defective timbers affected by dry rot and treat with Heyen Dual Purpose Fungicidal Insecticide