If left unidentified or untreated wet rot strikes all timbers where moisture ingress and damp occur. Wet rot may over time cause major structural problems to your property, there is timber in all house construction. Wet rot is the common term used to describe the majority of the fungal species whom are responsible for timber decay.
Dry Rot has the ability to travel through masonry, brickwork and all mortars, transporting moisture from existing damp area to dry ones. Dry rot can help promote potential outbreaks to other wood-rotting fungus. It is essential that the problem is correctly identified and rectified.Wood Warm Treatment Dublin-Suska Damp Proofing
we will provide a detailed report which will determine the best course of action to eliminate all causes and sources of moisture that create dry rot.
Suska Damp proofing provide the following remedial treatments:
- Firstly we rapidly dry the entire area;
- Secondly, remove all defective and infested timber;
- Sterilize all localized masonry and treat timbers with fungicidal chemicals;
- Replace removed areas of timber with new treated timber
You may not realise that you have a woodworm problem until the resulting damage becomes visible, so early identification is key before they cause more harm.
Different wood boring insects prefer different types of woods, which will help you to identify what sort of woodworm is causing your problems. Some prefer softwoods like pine, spruce and cedar while others like hardwoods such as oak, ash, sweet chestnut and mahogany. Whatever the species, all of them will leave some signs, if you have an active woodworm infestation. Find out more about the different species.
signs of wood worm:
- Fresh exit holes in timber – round or oval shaped with sharp edges, the holes will appear clean and fresh.
- Tunnels in the wood – also known as ‘galleries’ which are often hard to see.
- Bore dust – (also known as frass) caused by emerging adult beetles, usually visible below the infested timber.
- Weak and damaged floorboards – in extreme cases, a foot or chair leg going through the floor can indicate a more serious problem.
- Crumbling wood – around corners or edges to roof joists or floorboards.
- Dead beetles – usually found near the infested timber or around nearby windowsills.
- Adult beetles – emerge from timbers between May and October.
- Eggs – these vary in size depending on the beetle, but all are difficult to spot with the naked eye.
- Woodworm larvae – usually a creamy-white color and curved in shape.
If left untreated woodworm can seriously weaken timber – this may lead to structural failure of timbers.Our woodworm treatments carry a 20 year guarantee.