Drysafe Construction Ltd
Timbers which are in direct contact with or within adjacent areas of damp masonry will be at great risk from Dry Rot, for example joist ends, lintels, panelling, skirtings, etc. The first evidence of a presence of dry rot is often the appearance of a fruiting body or the shrinking/distortion of timbers.
Providing timber is kept dry, it will not decay due to Dry Rot. When untreated timber becomes damp and if allowed to remain in that condition it will almost certainly be attacked by one or more of the many wood rotting fungi including Dry Rot.