Wet rot and Dry rot are two different types of fungi and should not be confused. The type of rot that establishes and grows is normally determined by the moisture content of the area. Dry rot will germinate at a moisture content of around 20-30% whilst Wet rot will needs much higher moisture content to grow – over 50%.
Wet Rot Symptoms
Black/Dark fungus growing on timber.
Timber appears wet and spongy.
If Rot has dried, Timber will crack easily
Dry Rot Symptons
Timber will easily crumble and will be dark or brown in color.
White sheets / Fungus on timber.
Other growths on timber.
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