The home I am buying is brick, it can’t have WDI, can it?
The short answer is yes. You have to consider, what is behind that brick? Wood and cellulose products! Again, there are many other things to consider and look for.
The home I am buying is fairly new, so I’m not worried about WDI.
It is true that newer homes have fewer issues, but they can. Typically, you won’t find Powder Post Beetles (PPB) in a newer home, but you can. Recently, I did an inspection on an home that was built in 2013. It was infested with PPB. Almost unheard of! The previous owner had a wood shop in the basement and would bring in old logs and wood to make handcrafted items. We suspect the infestation came from this.
You will find and report on WDI if you see something during the inspection, right?
A WDI inspection does change the way that I inspect from the outset. If you are wanting this detailed inspection, you really should order it from the start to be properly protected.