Wood Rot-Termites!

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Wood Rot-Termites!

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Steven Brewster
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Posted: Oct 7, 2005 3:14 PM       Post Subject:

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Inspected this home earlier in the week and thought I would share some good picks of mold, termite tubes and plain old wood rot. This is what happens in an unventilated, damp crawlspace in the south. Home is 60 yrs and these floor joists and beams need complete replacement. All these joists were easily penetrated with a blunt object. I could grab the bottom of the joist and easily break off a chunk. Enjoy!


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Its amazing that some of the joists had been replaced but the majority had not. I am surprised that the floor had not fallen in.
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John Bowman
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Posted: Oct 7, 2005 3:25 PM       Post Subject:
I enjoyed. Thanks.
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Gary Porter

GLPs Home and Mold Inspections LLC
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Posted: Oct 8, 2005 10:36 PM       Post Subject:
Great learning experience. Thanks.

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Gary Porter
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Justo Mickey Rivera

Shield Home Inspections
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Posted: Oct 8, 2005 11:17 PM       Post Subject:
Good pictures, great job icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif
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Richard Washington

RW Home Inspections-----rwhomeinspections.com
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Posted: Oct 9, 2005 12:08 AM       Post Subject:
Having trouble distinguishing the wood rot from the termite tubes? Which pictures show each? Thanks,

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Richard W Washington
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