During a roof inspection of a 2 story house in S/E Queensland recently, I had already found that termites were quite active in multiple areas on the downstairs level.
This structure was built in the 1970’s and is one of the very solidly built – hard wood frames but then…….
Whoa!!! I stood on this hardwood ceiling joist and nearly fell through the ceiling below!
This ceiling joist had quietly been totally destroyed by the termites and I was lucky to be in a position to catch my fall.
Unfortunately, I had to inform the home owner of the damage above but on the positive side of a bad situation, he was quite lucky that the damage had been to only one joist (as I was super cautious on the rest of them:)
It’s never fair to assume that if your home is made of hardwood, its not going to get attacked by termites.
We installed a comprehensive Termite Treatment and not a single termite or concern was found on the follow up check 🙂