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 Post subject: Wet or dry rot?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:09 pm 
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Hi

Can anyone advise if this is wet or dry rot? See photo attached.

Found on the bottom of kitchen floorboards. The kitchen has had a leak and poor ventilation so the floor has become damp.

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 Post subject: Re: Wet or dry rot?
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looks like dry rot with lots of beatle holes.
more info and photos needed to help you


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Actually, I would say wet rot + a lot of woodworms (Beatles and other boring insects are often classified as "woodworm"
The white mold at the top of the pic may be something but the main damage is to the bottom of the pic and that's woodworm and wet rot.
I am quite sure the white patches are not dry rot, I have had it in my own home and its nothing like that.

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Dry for can cause severe expensive damage quite quickly and isn't normally covered by insurance ( not is regular rot). Best not to take a chance and get it checked out.

As a rough guide, if the rot is on parts of the wood that feel dry (have a humidity of less then 20%) it's usually dry rot.


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