A Wood Moisture Inspection, or CL 100, is required when applying for a home loan in the state of South Carolina. So, if you are planning on buying a home in the Charleston area, you will most likely need this inspection. The CL 100 Report must be completed by a professional using a form that is provided by the state. The purpose of a CL 100 is to make sure the home is structurally sound. It is also important to be sure that moisture levels are not causing any wood destroying organism infestations. A wood destroying organism could be fungi, mold, or of course, termites. In order to be valid, the inspection must be completed within 30 days of the real estate transaction.
Wood Destroying Organism Protection and Treatment
If your home has too much damage from wood destroying organisms, it could halt your transaction. This is one reason why protecting your home from termites is essential. You can learn more about our top of the line termite protection on our Termite Control page. The crawlspace is often where high moisture levels occur. Moist wood causes conducive wood destroying organism conditions. Advanced Termite and Pest Control can also protect your crawlspace with our Crawlspace Encapsulation services.
You can learn more about CL 100 ‘s and purchasing a home in South Carolina here.