It's an unfortunate reality that many homeowners in West Texas have to face: Termite infestation and damage!
Despite what logic may tell us, whether or not your area has lots of trees, or not, usually has little to do with your home's susceptibility to termite damage.
I won't expound on termite inspections and their value, as that is not my area of expertise. I will, however, share my personal insight into the topic.
My own home has been damaged by termites. This damage was mostly latent, but there are signs in plain view that the damage is there.
The purpose of the project initially was to repair damaged drywall in the garage, about 12 inches off the floor. The first photo shows what damage was visible once I removed the drywall in need of repair.
Above, you can see what was left of some portions of the original 2x4. Almost the density of paper!
After removal of the damaged sill plate, it's time for replacement. I chose to replace the damaged areas with pressure treated lumber, which will hopefully deter future termite damage due to it's resilliency.
Now that the damaged areas have been replaced with presure treated lumber and new drywall, the process of reconstruction can near completion.
Structural damage is possible due to termite infestation and damage! It's in your best interest to have your home inspected for termites along with a complete property inspection!
Like to learn more? Call me-I can help!