Wet Rot is the most common form of wood rot, accounting for the majority of fungi that infest timber and cause it to decay. It occurs when water has penetrated timber. Any dampness that has penetrated timber creates nourishment for fungal spores to grow. For this reason its growth is restricted to just those areas that are damp.
Visible symptoms include:
- Cracked timbers, or timbers that are discoloured and soft (any evidence that they are losing strength)
- A damp musty smell
- Occasionally, visible fungal growth