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Please identify this ooze that is breaking foundation from frame


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10-22-11, 01:46 PM   #1  
Please identify this ooze that is breaking foundation from frame

I was on a homeowner insurance survey when I noticed the exterior wood band (frame / foundation section) rotted, splintered, or seperating from the exterior of home.
I followed the wood band, walked the perimeter of the home to
inspect the extent of damage.
I took this photo. Can anyone identify what is happening to the home, how it's happening and extent of damage?
I would appreciate any help. It would also satisfy my curiousity over the growth that seems to be oozing from the wood. noticed


 
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10-22-11, 05:10 PM   #2  
How about a larger version of the picture? I can't make it out.

 
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10-22-11, 10:27 PM   #3  
The link below should open my photo page. You can zoom in on the pic.
Thanks

https://picasaweb.google.com/1006032...eat=directlink

 
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10-23-11, 12:35 AM   #4  
The brown stuff you are seeing that looks like it oozed out is weathered expanding foam. Someone tried to fill voids in the wood with the foam. It turns that color when weathered.
The green substance around the pipe in the bottom of the photo is algae.

 
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10-23-11, 02:12 AM   #5  
This wood damage occurs along most of the house at the top of foundation, where the framing rests.
It appears serious. Just how serious is it?

 
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10-23-11, 04:20 AM   #6  
I suspect you'll need to remove the rotten wood to see if there is any damage behind it. The wood band isn't structural but the framing it's attached to is. The longer it's left as is, the worse it will get because the rotten wood will attract and hold moisture.


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