As we commonly experience at Conquer Termites Gold Coast, termites can climb over anything solid to get to house timbers. This includes concrete, steel and brickwork.
These areas in the pictures are in a “subfloor” area of houses that we have inspected (area beneath the suspended floor). These areas are highly conducive to termite attack if a current chemical treatment is not in place.
Unfortunately, significant structural concerns were found on both of these homes on the Gold Coast (even though they were hardwood) and regular main stream home insurance did not cover them (we do hear this far more often than we would like for our customers).
This could have been avoided if a preventative termite treatment was installed or at least annual inspections were conducted by us at Conquer Termites to make sure that if ever their was a termite attack found, it would always be within 12 months and not gone beyond this as it did for the these home owners.
Remember, prevention is always better than cure, but it if does not seem viable to install a preventative termite treatment, than at least annual inspections are the key to early detection – potentially saving 10’s of thousands of dollars $$$.
If you would like a quote for current termite protection or to arrange at least an annual termite inspection, just contact us and we will always take pride in looking after our clients best interests 🙂
David Bell –
Your Gold Coast Termite Expert – 0459 166 396