Timber Decay Remedial Services Ltd

Timber Treatment

Almost every building contains wood as part of its structure, whether that is in its roof, door frames, window settings or floors. For thousands of years it has proved to be a durable, adaptable and reliable construction material and we rely on it a great deal.

However, it is vital all the wood in a building remains dry. If this isn’t the case, real and lasting problems and damage can occur, undermining the integrity of the material and the structures it supports. Living in a rainy climate makes water penetration all the more likely and water is wood’s greatest foe.

Wet Rot and Dry Rot

When wood gets wet, it attracts wood-rotting fungi which is generally known as wet rot and dry rot. This leads to permanent decay and the symptoms are obvious and severe: the wood softens, loses its strength and begins to discolour and splinter.

Woodworm Treatment

 

Rotting Timber

Wood Worm

As well as this threat, various species of beetle are drawn to wood and enjoy it as a primary food source. Although these creatures will dine on highly wet wood, moisture isn’t always a necessary condition for them to attack. The most frequently seen unwelcome visitor is the furniture beetle – which most people refer to as ‘woodworm’. Although small, the furniture beetle represents a serious threat as it is capable of badly damaging timbers in almost any property, if it isn’t treated.

Should you suspect you have wet or dry rot, or any kind of beetle infestation it is crucial that you organise remedial treatment for your timber without delay, as this will stop the damage and prevent further problems and increasing costs to you.

Fortunately, we have extensive experience in the analysis and treatment of wet rot, dry rot and woodworm and are ready to intervene when these issues begin to affect your property.