Insects, moisture, damage, plants aroud structure.

Home Inspector with Whatcom Home Inspections Inc.
  Over the last several  inspections i have done lately I seem to find on most homes the vegetation / plants around the exterior are climbing up the home or just planted so close that they are in contact with the structure.   I realize that these plants are pleasing to the eye , but they are actually damaging the structure behind as they promote fungal growth on areas  where moisture accumulates and gives insects a direct conduit to your home.  It is good to keep all vegetation one foot away from the home to help prevent costly repairs due to damage.

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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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Oct 29, 2015 01:40 PM