wet rot


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wet rot

a brown rot of damp timber caused by the fungus Coniophora cerebella. The fungus can be controlled by application of a wood preservative such as creosote.
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One of the causes is "hidden decay," which is the wet rot.
Liberally apply Ronseal High Performance Wet Rot Wood Hardener (from PS7 for 250ml, B&Q) to make the remaining wood rock hard, then fill with a good exterior wood filler, such as Ronseal High Performance Wood Filler (from PS7 for 275g, B&Q), which is designed to rebuild rotten wood.
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.
It didn't end there, with the discovery that the house also had woodworm, boring weevils (they only ever want to talk about wood, apparently), wet rot fungus and, pretty much the unbeatable card in a game of 'Things You Don't Want To Find In Your Floor Boards' Top Trumps, the death watch beetle.
The 2006 edition added three additional coverages (electronic data, interruption of computer operations, and limited coverage for fungi, wet rot, and bacteria) to the fifteen that were included under businessowners 2002 form.
10] used aqueous plant extracts in the control of wet rot of Amaranthus sp.
The basic form, as well as the broad and special causes of loss forms, also provides additional coverage for fungus, wet rot, dry rot, and bacteria (discussed later).
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.
Fungus", Wet Rot, Dry Rot And Bacteria Presence, growth, proliferation, spread or any activity of "fungus", wet or dry rot or bacteria.
roofless and reeking of dry rot, wet rot and every conceivable form of dampness.
The exclusion continues: "However, we do insure for loss caused by mold, fungus, or wet rot that is hidden within the walls or ceilings or beneath the floors or above the ceilings of a structure if such loss results from the accidental discharge or overflow of water or steam from within: (a) [A] plumbing, heating, air conditioning or automatic fire protective sprinkler system, or a household appliance, on the 'residence premises'; or (b) [A] storm drain, or water, steam or sewer pipes, off the 'residence premises.
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.