Pest and Insect Damaged Structure

Wooden door with wood worm holes in it

Wooden door with wood worm holes in it

WDO, or wood destroying organism, activity can be prevalent in Anacortes, Washington homes and is frequently called out by home inspectors and structural pest inspectors alike.  One of the inevitable questions that arises from the home inspection, however, is whether the damaged structural element requires replacement or not.  This is typically referred to the qualified contractor to further evaluate and assess.  But, this involves a certain amount of guesswork to be sure.  The other day on the beach, I found a piece of wood that, one the one side looked like typical damage but didn’t appear wholly deteriorated.  Flipping this piece of wood over, however, revealed an entirely different story; the wood was extensively damaged.  I took pictures that are quite graphic and illustrative.  Therefore, I created a short video (2:43) about this subject and displayed the piece of wood illustrating the point.  I hope you take the time to view it.

Originally posted 2015-05-01 19:28:46.