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Rot Infestation

Posted 10 Oct 2016   By Easton Bevins

This photo shows mycelium and fungal spores resulting from rot infestation (to the right of the picture). The fungal spores are a rusty red colour and are indicative of dry rot. To the left the piles are frass from beetle infestation (woodworm).

These defects were found during a pre-acquisition survey on 19th century cottage. The stairs are fixed to a wet wall resulting in dampness to timber, which in turn creates conditions suitable for rot and beetle infestation to manifest.

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