Wood Infestation Reports
We are licensed to perform CL100 “Wood Infestation Report” letters. Many lending institutions
will not lend money on a house without a CL100 report being done first. If you are considering
buying a house, even if it is a cash sale, you will want to have this important inspection
Lenders rely on the report to provide information about the treatment history and current condition
of the home with respect to wood-destroying organisms and their damage.. Wood Infestation Reports
also highlight potential problem areas. Below are some other things that buyers should look for.
When we complete a Wood Infestation Report, we complete a thorough inspection and make sure we note
the following in order to protect the buyer and the seller:
- Cracks in foundation walls. It only takes a crack 1/32 of an inch wide to give termites and other
wood-destroying organisms hidden access to a house.
- Leaking pipes and faucets. Termites and other insects seek out moisture for survival. Leaking pipes
can keep wood and soil continually damp and create a perfect home for termites.
- Wood debris around and under a house. Pieces of scrap lumber or firewood kept next to a structure
can help support a colony of termites.
- Sprinkler systems placed near the outside wall of a structure. Excessive watering can speed the
breakdown of pesticide treatments around foundation walls.
- Flower planters. Planters allow hidden and direct access to unprotected siding and cracked stucco
when built in direct contact with a house.
- Trellises or wooden fences. If a trellis or wood fence touches soil and is in contact with a structure,
it provides a direct link between the subterranean termites in the soil and wood in the structure.