Wet Rot occurs when there is continual presence of moisture, such as leaking pipework or a lack of ventilation. This results in condensation or a defective damp proof course.
The growth pattern is similar to Dry Rot however the spores will not germinate in dry timber.
This can be recognised by fungal threads or a dark brown colour with minor lateral cracks.
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.