This is an INTRUSIVE INSPECTION and REQUIRES PREAPPROVAL BY THE PROPERTY OWNER!
Intrusive Moisture Inspections are performed to help determine the condition of the wall cladding system and highlight deficiencies in the condition of the property by looking for visible installation flaws, inadequate water management, and sealant failures. Additionally, moisture-probe readings are taken at numerous locations using an electronic moisture meter.
We will visually inspect the condition of the wall covering, exterior sealants, flashing windows, doors,
roof-to-wall transitions, parapets, gutters, deck-to-building connections, wall covering terminations, and
any penetrations through the wall cladding. The intrusive portion of the inspection involves drilling 3/16” holes in the siding, inserting a pin-probe moisture meter to take moisture readings of the substrate material, then filling the holes with caulk of a matching color. The locations of these test holes are determined by the inspector in accordance with acceptable industry standards and according to probable areas of moisture intrusion and accessibility.
A PDF-based report outlining the materials, defects, maintenance items, and recommendations for
further action (if required).
Our inspectors are equipped with Delmhorst Moisture Check Moisture Meters. This equipment is specifically calibrated for a wood substrate material. While other substrate materials can be tested, readings require further interpretation.
The final report will be delivered within 24 hours of the inspection.