rtar, transporting moisture from damp areas to dry ones, giving outbreaks the potential to spread quickly through a building. It is therefore important to identify whether timber decay has been caused by dry rot or another wood-destroying fungus such as one of the wet rots. The eradication of dry rot, for this reason may need additional measures such as the sterilisation of masonry over and above those necessary when dealing with outbreaks of other wood-rotting fungi.Dry rot will only affect timber that is damp, typically affecting timber with moisture content in excess of 20%. For this reason, removing the source of moisture should form the core of any dry rot eradication strategy.
B.Barker Damp Control & Timber Preservation provides the following treatment to remedy the problem: