Wet rot


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wet rot

[′wet ‚rät]
(materials)
Fungal decay of wood with a high moisture content.

Wet rot

A fungus that feeds on wood and destroys wet timber; most often found in cellars, neglected external joinery, and rafter ends. Causes timber to soften, darken and develop cracks along the grain and lose strength.

wet rot

The decay of timber having a high moisture content, as a result of the attack of fungi.
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2 Wet rot often occurs in timber that's routinely exposed to moisture, such as the outside of wooden windows and doors, especially if the paint or varnish has flaked off or cracked, but it can occur under paintwork that appears intact.
Dry rot and wet rot are the most recognised causes of timber decay in domestic properties and they both attack a variety of different timbers, despite what condition they are in or whether they are new or old.
Wet rot often occurs in timber that's routinely exposed to moisture, such as the outside of wooden windows, doors and door frames, especially if the paint or varnish has flaked off or cracked.
Control of Wet Rot Disease of Amaranthus species caused by Choanephora cucurbitarium with extract of Azadirachta indica.
PREVENT WET ROT THE best way to protect wooden window frames against wet rot is to apply wood preservative, paint or varnish regularly and always ensure that any new timber used for repairs or replacement is also treated with wood preservative.
The ceiling collapse that caused her death was blamed on dry and wet rot which riddled the ancient supports above the bay window at the side of the Grade II-listed building.
roofless and reeking of dry rot, wet rot and every conceivable form of dampness.
As an aside, these units are also quite useful for locating and tracing roof leaks and water seepage, as well as assessing the extent of wet rot, hidden condensation, and fire damage.
I told the builder I'd spent the last 17 years coping with all manner of wet rot, dry rot, rooms-knockedinto-one, plastering, painting and plumbing issues so I might just be able to get my little head around this latest challenge.
The Old Meeting Church, which dates back to 1726, is suffering the ravages of time, including damp penetration and dry and wet rot.
The house is under attack from wet rot, dry rot, and the roof and every one of the 149 windows all need repair.