Today’s inspection brought two things that I have not yet seen before. The subject house was a very nice craftsman built in the early 1920s.
Item 1: The first view pictures attached here are taken from the attic. On the edges of some of the skip sheathing it appeared that the wood was beginning to decay and long stringy fibers were found. In one of the photos you will note what appears to be bore holes from an insect.
Item 2: Near the water heater in the basement were what appears to be some type of insect cocoon or egg sac. It should be noted that moisture levels were extremely high in the walls directly above area, suggesting a pressurized water supply leak in the wall or possible roof leak. We’ll leave that bit to the professionals but I’m curious what the insects are.
Looking forward to your comments.