Timber Decay TreatmentTimber Decay Scottish Borders

Many factors can cause decay to timbers within buildings. However, there are two common factors which all rot stems need for growth and without which it cannot sustain growth, namely: water and a food source (timber).
The source of the water could come from a number of areas, such as leaking down pipes, rising damp, condensation, roof leaks or flooding, but they all have the same effect; they increase the moisture content of the timber to a level that will support the growth of rot (20-30% for dry rot or 60% and above for wet rot).
If you want to effectively eradicate the problem then as soon as you find the decaying timber, remove the moisture source. The second thing to do is call out a professional, who will then attempt to reduce any further risk of structural destruction.