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Wet Rot Stirling

It is far more probable that wet rot is the cause of your rot problem as opposed to dry rot. The degradation of the quality of wood is usually located only in the region where moisture is on the timber. Our seasoned property surveyors have the expertise to swiftly identify the source of the problem and administer the pertinent solution.

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What Causes Wet Rot?

Timber suffering from moisture is how wet problems begin. Wet rot flourishes in these conditions and will ravage the timber as soon as the moisture content level reaches a considerable level.

The main sources of moisture content are: rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation. Issues such as faulty plumbing, faulty roof coverings, failure in the damp proof course and leaking gutters are the main causes of these damp issues.

Wet rot thrives on damp affected timbers. Feeding on the wood cells, wet rot will seriously impact the quality of the timber. This can potentially result in terrible structural damage if not treated efficiently and effectively. Wet rot is unable to spread through masonry though, so can only impact the areas of timber which have become damp.

How to Identify Wet Rot

The various types of rot issues make it very difficult for an inexperienced eye to diagnose what type of rot problem they have. Weaker wood and wood appearing darker in colour are two key signs of wet rot for people to look out for.

Signs of wet rot:

  • Blemishes, crookedness, softness and splinters
  • Discolouration of timber tends to be present
  • Paint finish can look damaged
  • Less firm timber
  • Visible fungal growth
  • Damp musty smell

Dry rot can spread a lot further and quicker than wet rot can. However, this does not mean that wet rot cannot seriously affect the structural support of your home. Serious structural problems can occur if wet rot is not treated as soon as the wet rot issue is identified. With their being no guarantee of their being a fungal growth, it can make it hard to accurately identify what is causing your rot problem.

Our proficient property surveyors will rapidly identify the cause of the problem and then provide the solution which will abolish the issue. Contact our Stirling branch for free advice or to arrange a property survey.

Wet Rot Treatment & Repair

Spotting where the source of the moisture is coming from and stopping its entry to your home is crucial with regards to successful wet rot treatment. There are different stages of wet rot, so there are varying levels of wet rot treatment as a result. At Richardson & Starling we have experience in repairing all types of property issues of all sizes. As a result, we can give you a 30-year guarantee for our rot repair works. Get in touch with your Stirling branch for advice or a property survey.


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Wet Rot Treatment – Case Study

Water penetration through defective external pointing to this timber clad property had resulted in an attack of wet rot affecting the internal floor joist ends and wall plate which were repaired and treated to make the floor sound again. Excessive moisture to the external cladding timbers had also resulted in wet rot attack and the affected timbers were repaired and protected with an appropriate microporous paint system.

Wet Rot Survey

The cost of treating wet rot incorrectly can be extremely damaging to your property so it is vital you hire a professional service and not just any wet rot companies. A property survey can be provided by one of our specialists free of charge, if you Own the surveyed property located within 25 miles from our nearest branch. An administration fee may apply if a written report is required (a charge may apply if the property is rented out or is situated further than 25 miles). Speak with our Stirling branch who will be happy to help deal with your property problem and asses the wet rot treatment costs.

Our qualified rot surveyor will closely investigate the affected area and measure the scale of the problem. At Richardson and Starling, we only supply experienced surveyors who are highly trained in all types of rot and damp problems that could affect your property. This means that our surveyor will be able to complete the survey and give the appropriate remedial recommendations no matter what problem is identified.

Timber Preservation Specialists

Most structures throughout the United Kingdom have large sections of the building formed by timber. Whether it is supporting beams and posts, or simply the roof timber has been used for thousands of years and is still one of the most commonly used building materials today.

As a result, decay by fungal growth and infestation by wood boring insects is extremely common.

30 Year Guarantee for Wet Rot Repairs

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After eight decades of successful property surveys and repairs, we’re confident to offer you a 30 Year Guarantee that transfers with the Property.

Richardson & Starling are long standing members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and the Guarantee Protection Insurance scheme (GPI). This demonstrates our ability to meet technical and financial requirements to offer an insurance back-up to our own long term guarantees if you would like this.

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