01 Apr 2023

Uh oh! 🤭 Looks like we’ve got an infestation of uninvited ‘guests’ in our crawlspace. Is your home safe from termites? 🐜 #TermiteProblems

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Damage on the crawlspace

Termite damage with structural defects is a major concern for homeowners and home inspectors alike. It is important to understand the signs of termite damage, the potential for structural damage, and how to properly address it.

Termite damage is often hard to detect until it is too late. The most common signs are mud tubes along the foundation, wood that sounds hollow when tapped, buckling floors, and crumbling wood. It is important to inspect a home thoroughly and look for any signs of termite damage.

If termite damage is found, a home inspector will usually recommend an exterminator. An exterminator can properly assess the damage and determine the best method for dealing with it. This can include chemical treatments, baiting systems, or even replacing damaged wood.

However, termite damage can often lead to structural defects. As termite damage can weaken support beams and other structural components, it is important to get an assessment from a structural engineer. A structural engineer can identify any potential structural problems and recommend the best course of action.

In conclusion, termite damage can be a serious problem, and it is important to address it as soon as possible. Home inspectors can identify signs of termite damage and recommend an exterminator. If the damage is extensive, a structural engineer should be consulted to assess any potential structural defects. Taking action quickly is the best way to mitigate any further damage.

Call us today at Mike @ 270-485-2662 or Kalynn @ 270-702-7804. Check out www.proviewinspections.info for your new construction or home inspection
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