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 completed first. 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.
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