Dry Rot is a white fungal thread, which attracts dampness from the air or materials. Strands bearing spores develop on the threads, which drift with air movements to settle and germinate on timber.
Signs of dry rot are deep transverse and longitudinal cracking distinctive shapes and light brown discolouration.
Dry Rot is more difficult to control than wet rot as the root system can penetrate damp plaster, brickwork and concrete.
Woodworm infestation is generally controlled with chemical insecticides. However, it is also advisable to investigate and solve possible damp issues, as dry wood is not usually affected, and wood that remains damp may be re-infected at a later date.