Plants Growing In Wood Fence

A wooden fence with plants growing next to it, around it or even through it like this one must be checked for wood rot, moss and mold. The plants should be trimmed away from the fence to prevent damage as the plants continue to grow.

As a home inspector you will run into problems where the plants are growing up against a fence or even through a fence in worse conditions than this. Do the best you can on your inspection and make notes of any problems you run into.

If the plants are growing to where you can't even see the fence simply write that on your inspection report.

I have ran into certain situations where the plants and trees were actually holding the fence up, this could actually become a beneficial solution to a damaged fence.