Wet Rot in Birmingham

Wet rot can be caused by a fungus called Coniophora Puteana or by fungus known as Poria Vaillantii. Wet rot tends to remain in the damp area, rather than spreading throughout the property like dry rot. In general, wet rot is a term used to describe many types of fungal species that can strike at any wood where moisture and dampness linger and cause significant structural damage to a building over a long period of time.

Signs of Wet Rot

  • Keep an eye out for fungus growing on timber.
  • Timber affected by wet rot will feel soft and spongy and look darker than surrounding timber.
  • When dry, the timber will easily crack and crumble into fine particles.
  • Damp, musty smell.


Fortunately, wet rot can be spotted early and the treatment is simple. We begin by identifying and removing sources of moisture from the area, as well as identifying timber that has been affected. The affected timber is replaced with specially treated wood to help prevent a repeat occurrence. We then aim to promote a dry environment by providing ventilation to the area.

There are numerous ventilation systems, that are easily installed, to help promote air flow and reduce the water vapour in a room to prevent the fungus from returning.


If you suspect or have identified that you have a Wet Rot issue and need it resolved, then call Damp Zone today on 0121 690 1111.

Important Note: Wet Rot Can Cause Widespread Structural Damage

Contact us so that one of our expert teams will call you within 24 hours, or call us at
0121 6901111
Remember: dry rot can weaken the structure of your home,
so play it safe and get specialist advice whenever you suspect the presence of wood rot.