Dry rot and wet rot in properties are the most frequent and serious causes of timber damage in domestic property. Wet and dry rot are a form of timber decay caused by fungal growth. They are one of the most damaging conditions your property can face, severely impacting on the structural integrity of it. Damp in the home, combined with a lack of ventilation, provide the ideal conditions for fungal attack on timber. The nature and biology of wet and dry rot makes it vital to locate and eliminate the underlying source of moisture behind the outbreak. Roofing failures and leaking gutters are particularly damaging, allowing water to spread over large areas before being discovered. A specialist rot survey may require exposure work before the complete extent of the outbreak can be determined. Once this has been conducted the dry or wet rot treatment can begin.