Protect your building with timely help from the best dry rot specialist in Orrell. Established in 1984, Ray Betts is a well-established, reputed, family-run business providing top-quality building solutions. Our client base extends throughout the Merseyside area and beyond. We offer premium-quality services in damp proofing, cavity wall ties, dry and wet rot, structural repairs and installation of UPVC windows. We also undertake services for the sale and purchase of a property. Our firm is a local authority and building society approved estimator that offers a thirty-year guarantee. We provide professional estimates and reports to both domestic and commercial clients.
When you have damp problems in Orrell, dry rot specialists are experts in identifying and locating the problem. In older buildings and those that contain extensive woodwork, dry rot is a hazard to the health and safety of occupants. Dry rot is the name given to a particular fungus that thrives on timber, whether structural or in the form of furniture. Though it’s called “dry” rot, the fact is that a certain amount of moisture content ranging between 28-30% is necessary for the fungus spores to take root. Hence, damp timber is the perfect breeding ground and once it establishes itself, it needs only about 20% of moisture content to survive and grow. At this stage, it puts out long, spreading roots or hyphae that can travel across brick or stone to find more timber to colonize. The fungus feeds on the wood, extracts the moisture content and cellulose from the structure of the wood, leaving it brittle and crumbly. Finally, the wood becomes too weak to stand and this is what can cause the entire building to collapse.
Our dry rot specialist in Orrell will identify the cause, locate and identify hot spots and provide the right treatment. Boron in gel, powder or solution form is the most common product used. We ensure that it is used safely and effectively. If you need the assistance of a dry rot specialist, contact Ray Betts. Older houses were built with non-kiln dried timber and they may have clay-tiled roofs that allow moisture to penetrate. Rising damp problems, excessive exposure to rain and snow, inadequate sunshine and drying conditions are some typical causes.