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Rot on the move

Posted on the 07 June, 2011 at 10:31 am Written by in Case Studies, Surveys, Wet Rot

Here at Premier Heritage we have inspected many types of structures suffering with damp and wood rot over the years, but this was a first, the inspection of a large Motor Home.

We were called in to advise the owner on the type and causes of wood rot affecting the plywood timber decking forming the accommodation area of the motor home, this recently discovered during his routine ‘spring clean’ of the vehicle in preparation for use over the summer.

Motorhome with a wood rot problem

Motorhome with a wood rot problem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The obvious cause of the wet rot decay was due to the timbers contact with moisture, in part due to the poor detailing and water proofing of the structure beneath the vehicle and the sawn ends of the decking which are exposed within the side storage boxes.

Wet Rot affected timbers

Wet Rot affected timbers

Wet Rot in a side storage box

Wet Rot in a side storage box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to confirm that with a bit of help from Premier Heritage the owner has now reached a satisfactory agreement with the suppliers / manufacturers of the vehicle and repairs / modifications are currently in hand.

What to do if you suspect Wet Rot in a motorhome / caravan

It is important to get any signs of wood rot checked out by a professional qualified surveyor  who will be able to diagnose the type of wood rot (Wet Rot, Dry Rot etc) and help advise the best cause of action to take.

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