What are the causes of Dry and Wet Rot and how can they be treated?

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  1. mooboomoo profile image78
    mooboomooposted 6 years ago

    What are the causes of Dry and Wet Rot and how can they be treated?

  2. rclinton5280 profile image78
    rclinton5280posted 6 years ago

    Wet and dry rot are conditions related to moisture being absorbed and released. Certain materials are more prone to dry/wet rot than other. Rubber, for example, will dry rot over time when left in the elements. The pores allow it to absorb and release moisture, and that process removes/breaks down some of the fibrous materials that make up the rubber over time. There are many materials subject to this process other than rubber, but I am not going to provide a comprehensive list. More or less, anything that can absorb moisture will rot over time if left in the elements.

  3. mooboomoo profile image78
    mooboomooposted 6 years ago

    Thanks, lets say you have the joists to a first floor and then around 2ft below a ceiling to a kitchen. The flat above has leaked a lot and there has been no where for the water to go except out of a light fitting in the floating ceiling. Could any moisture in there that has not been aired mean a case of rotting joists/timbers?? I am trying to figure out what to do before taking down chunks of our ceiling to have a look.

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    Gloxiniasposted 3 years ago

    what does this have to do with gloxinia bulbs?

 
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