Wet rot of wood


Wet rot is commonly found in external joinery with relatively high moisture content. As paintwork cracks, spores of the fungus Coniophora puteana enter the wood and the fungus can reduce it to powder. The affected wood must be destroyed and the causes, such as faulty plumbing, eliminated.


In the UK it has been estimated that 25% of the houses have dry or wet rot.

Broader Problems:
Wood rots
Structural failure
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST