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Moisture Content in Structural Members
Coastal homes have special inspection issues. One of these is the moisture content in the beams that support homes that are subject to Atlantic storms and occasional tide surges. Moisture can also be an issue in homes away from the beach, in areas like eaves, attics and crawl spaces. Homes that have been affected by floods can also have problems with water-saturated wood.
An experienced inspector can measure the moisture content in the beams and building material of your home with the use of a hand-held moisture meter. Moisture-saturated materials can be restored to acceptable moisture levels with the use of moisture mitigation equipment. Wood that has been exposed to continual moisture will likely have to be replaced.