There are hundreds of different types of wet rot, and dozens that can affect buildings.
One of the most common by far is ‘cellar fungus’ (coniophera puteana), damp conditions under a floor of a property are ideal for this fungus.
The actual type or species of wet rot more often than not doesn’t actually make any difference to the treatment required.
Most cases of wet rot are treated in the same way.
Treatments usually rely on removing the source of moisture and the removing and replacing decayed timbers. Chemical treatments are not usually required. Replacement timbers are either pre-treated or treated on site, this is because it is not always possible to remove all moisture or the potential for moisture in an area of a building.
Wet Rot 13th August 2019