Points to the decline of craftsmanship as a factorleading to the demise of the ability to control timber decay in anenvironmentallyfriendly fashion. Considers pesticides and otherchemicalbased treatments as a lowercost, relatively recent, but oftenunsuccessful remedy to timber decay. Outlines major timberdecayproblems dry rot, wet rot and woodboring insects, and their detectiontechniques. Includes diagrams and detailed discussion on remedialtreatments. Concludes that timber decay cannot be effectively treatedwithout an understanding of the interaction of the external environment,building materials, design and content, and the activities within andoccupants of a building, and that manipulation of a single variabletimber decay organisms is bound to be unsuccessful without suchunderstanding.
Structural Survey – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1992