Throughout a lot of my pre purchase inspection in Melbourne lately, I have found a lot of decay in the exterior timber. During an inspection its important the inspector is not just checking the building structure but the outstructures as well. We have had a lot of rainfall and there is quite an amount of water sitting in the earth creating decay in exterior structures such as Pergola, decking’s,sheds etc
Keep an eye on how and where the water is draining! Maybe its time to look at agi drains? Have you got alot of debris under your decking which can be moved away to help the water drain away?
Decay can become a costly expense, its not just those termites you need to watch out for!