Where We Inspect
We will, of course, thoroughly inspect the main structure. In addition, we’ll also inspect anything connected to the home, such as attached garages, additions, and decks. If an attached structure has termites, the pests can easily get to the main structure. If you require a detached structure to be inspected, you must request so specifically.
On the other hand, we do not inspect things like wood piles, mulch, and landscape timbers as part of the W.D.I. report unless they are inside a covered structure. In addition, our inspection does not cover fence posts.
Keep in mind that there are other environmental situations that could eventually lead to a structural issue, but won’t be marked against you on the inspection. For example, if a tree in your your is infested with carpenter ants, we will only note this in the additional comments section; it will have no bearing on whether you pass or fail the inspection. Additionally, many homes have soil piled up too high against the garage foundation, which creates a highly conducive environment for wood-destroying organisms. This is another scenario that won’t influence pass/fail, but will be noted in the additional comments section.