Nashville Home Inspector – Hairy Wood?

Nashville Home Inspector – What’s Wrong With This Picture?

HINT:  Hairy wood is rarely a good thing.

ANSWER:  Everything!  What you are looking at is a piece of wood that supports a porch.  So you are looking from below the porch and the grey material at the bottom of the picture is the concrete foundation wall.  What you are also looking at is some white fungal growth (that’s the nicest way I can describe it) in different forms.  There is the white powdery stuff near the top of the wood, then there is the creepy angle-hair stuff hanging down from the wood.  YUCK!  To make matters worse, there is a brown fungal growth growing on the white angle-hair growth.  These are probably all different types of mold.  So we have mold growing on top of mold.  Talk about a situation out of control!

Thank you,

Richard Acree

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One Response

  1. Dear Nashville Home Inspectors,
    do you know what kind of mold this is?
    I’ve seen a picture of this type before but nobody could tell me how it’s called 🙂
    Thanks in advance

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