Expert Dry Rot Treatments Wirral

Dry Rot is a wood destroying fungus which develops in dark, out of sight, damp places, making it difficult to detect in its early stages. It will spread very quickly in prolonged damp conditions for example where there is ongoing undetected leak or a penetrating damp issue such as a leaking roof.


Early indications will include a softening and shrinkage of wood and a mushroom type smell. It has the capability of travelling through brickwork and plaster in search of its food source which gives it its highly destructive nature.

How does Dry Rot spread?

Airborne spores naturally present in the air, land on damp timber where they will begin to germinate. If left to continue, white fungal growth will appear and strands will begin to form which will spread using the moisture and wood as their food source. A pancake shaped fruiting body will form and eventually explode, producing a mass of rust red airborne spores which will settle on timbers and so beginning the process again.

How do you treat Dry Rot?

Our surveyors will look for the cause of the outbreak, investigating where the damp conditions are coming from and will recommend and ensure the accurate treatment procedures are applied. They will evaluate for all possible contributing factors and problems as a result; reasons for the damp conditions, water ingress points, condensation, ventilation and signs of further wood rot and decayed timbers. Our Inspection Reports will contain recommendations for drying timbers where necessary and specifications and estimates for replacing timbers as required to prevent the spread of dry rot Wirral.



Dry Rot Treatment solutions involve:

    • Elimination of all points of water ingress causing the damp conditions
    • Assessment for damp proofing and ventilation solutions
    • Removal and replacement of rotted timbers
    • Treatment of insitu and replacement timbers
    • Application of the appropriate fungicidal spray, timber pastes or dual purpose fungicide

Treatment is carried out by our teams of trained technicians who have the skills and use the correct products to ensure the rot and its spores are destroyed to ensure complete eradication in both the short and the long term. The range of wood preservatives and biocides we use are the most up to date products available and combine maximum effectiveness with minimum level of hazards to the health and safety of the buildings occupants and to the environment.



Book a Damp Survey

From your initial enquiry for damp proofing Wirral, you will be working with an experienced member of our team who will offer advice and co-ordinate your survey appointment. This is carried out by one of our qualified surveyors who will assess and diagnose all issues in the property before providing the right solution. Any recommendations and quotations for work are detailed in an Inspection Report. We are able to price of plan or complete tenders as necessary.



    Our happy customers

    “I would like to recommend you on the quality of building work completed and for the fast and efficient time taken. The property was left in wonderful condition.”


    – Collin Walker, Director. Walker Dunn Ltd Surveyors and Valuers

    Guaranteed Work

    The products we use to treat Rising Damp Wirral are the highest quality and BBA Approved. We only use products from the major manufactures including Triton, Delta and Safeguard and our technicians are trained in their correct application. Our work is protected by our guarantee with third party protection available.

    Contact us for help and advice

    The team here at Abbey Damp Proofing Wirral can provide you with the support and guidance that you need to deal with any rising damp issues your property or your clients property may be experiencing. We work alongside homeowners as well as commerical clients to provide specialist solutions required to ensure properties are properly protected.