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!
8/1/2019 10:41:57 pm
Thanks for the wonderful post!Those who come to read your article will find lots of helpful and informative tips.
5/25/2020 09:30:09 am
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7/16/2020 06:20:25 pm
It is necessary to consider the type of pests which are there in your home. It is because, for different kind of pests, there is a different pest control service. The tools and equipment used for these services might also be different. It is always advisable to choose a company which uses a combination of human techniques & equipment to eradicate the pests.
1/25/2021 04:13:13 am
8/4/2021 11:41:17 pm
Termites are nasty creatures, when we're repairing Drywall and run into them we get very frustrated because we have to get an exterminator in first and it's a pain. So thanks for showing people how to make the repairs themselves and recognize if there's termites invading their home. Great Post!
9/3/2021 02:54:00 am
Man those termites can be so annoying, thanks for sharing!
10/4/2021 01:30:48 pm
Your article was an informative read and the emphasis of removing loose drywall especially during the demolition process. Appreciate your time and expression of how important it is to schedule bi - yearly assessments of drywall to avoid situations like these
12/6/2021 07:49:28 pm
Thanks for putting useful information on the web. It’s hard to get this stuff these days.
3/17/2022 03:54:26 am
Such a good post! Keep Sharing
3/29/2022 11:02:55 pm
It was interesting to know that the drywall must be repaired if you have a termite infestation. That's what happened exactly to our drywall, so we need to get it repaired. I better look for a contractor that specializes in drywall repair to achieve its new look.
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