On a recent Inspection in Gastonia North Carolina, I just wanted to highlight water management issues in this post. Managing water flow across a home is key to keeping that home free of rot and deterioration to the foundation and siding. This particular home has OSB siding, and is historically known for wood rot at the bottom were moisture collects. Additionally, wood siding is to close to grade and needs to be 6 inches, at least, above grade. Also gutters are discharging right at the foundation wall with flat or negative grading issues. All issues contribute to the wood rot on the siding, And again managing waterflow across the property from top to bottom is key to keeping him healthy.