dry rot


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to dry rot: wet rot

dry rot

A plant disease caused by fungi that thrives in humid, poorly-ventilated areas and causes wood to decay. The contractor thinks that dry rot has caused this part of the roof to cave in.
See also: dry, rot
References in periodicals archive ?
The club received PS205 from Renfrew District Council in July 1981, which amounted to a fifth of the expected cost of the dry rot work.
The wood panelling was shot with dry rot, water ingress was running through the stonework and the ornate ceiling had collapsed at one end.
The cause of dry rot on the eaves and fascia boards is excess moisture, usually because of faulty drainage at the edges of the roof.
Many of his missions are in heritage buildings -- where dry rot can be a major problem - and on Wednesday he was on duty giving the once-over to the 18th Century Holy Trinity Church in Sunderland.
But Dr Baker added: "The cost of restoration could outweigh the cost of purchase and subsequent sale value, mainly due to the invasive dry rot."
Roof leaks are especially serious and should be immediately addressed to prevent them from getting worse and causing the dry rot and mold associated with water damage."
Four-year-old Meg and Jess, just 18 months old, can detect dry rot at its earliest stage, when it's not visible to the human eye.
FOR a DIY solution to infected wood, use Cuprinol 5 Star Complete Wood Treatment (from PS17.98 for 1ltr, B&Q), which deals with wet rot, dry rot and woodworm in one, and penetrates deep to protect against future attacks.
"Dry Rot: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery" is an entry into S.
ODDS on comedy favourite Dry Rot races to Coventry's Belgrade Theatre next week, featuring all-star cast including Liza Goddard, soap star Gemma Bissix and comedy performer Gareth Hale.
Suffering from dry rot and poor remodeling in the 1980s, park volunteers spent four years carefully researching and replicating original materials to make the caboose available for a return to train service.
THE former Labour MP who claimed for dry rot treatment on a home more than 100 miles from her constituency will be charged with fiddling her expenses by more than pounds 60,000, prosecutors said yesterday.
The ex-MP for Luton South, who claimed for dry rot treatment on a home more than 100 miles from her constituency, will face 21 charges relating to her parliamentary claims.
Confirmation of the Prince's interest comes shortly after the council announced an emergency pounds 300,000 package to cure dry rot in the boarded-up building.