If you have a wooden fence, one of the things that can give you problems is rot. There are different types of rot, and you need to know which one is affecting your fence, to enable you to treat it, or to prevent it happening.
We all know that there are still some people who prefer wooden fencing to the more secure concrete or steel. It is for this reason that you need to take care of your wooden fence to prevent rot from destroying it.
Wet rot is the result of the bottom of the fence being in constant contact with moisture, and is usually accompanied by a damp smell, which is pretty unpleasant.
Wet rot can also have a black fungus growing from it Once this fungus has taken hold of the wooden fence, it is extremely unpleasant to smell, and is also spongy to the touch.
Sometimes the wood will look fine in the front where it has been treated, but the back is rotting away. The bad, musty smell is a dead give-away where wet rot is present.
If the wet rot dries, the fence will generally disintegrate, and the fence will also become warped.
It is a good idea to use treated wood fencing, although will increase the cost of the fence substantially.
If you need to repair a fence with wet rot, it may be necessary to cut out or replace the badly affected sections. The wood also needs to be completely dry before it can be treated. When you use treated wood, it is far more resistant to rot, with the draw back being the costs involved.
Although a wooden fence is aesthetically pleasing, it does not supply the necessary security which is needed to protect your home and property.
There are many options in prefab concrete fencing or walling, and many equal, or even surpass the aesthetic quality of a wooden perimeter fence.
Before you make your final decision about the type of fence you would like to erect, why not take the time, and contact us at Country Wide Walling, to obtain more information about the quality, and aesthetic beauty of a good, quality, well manufactured concrete fence or wall, or request a free quotation.