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March 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Usually when we find termites on a slab house, it is on one of the perimeter walls. You see termites come fom the ground and the have to return to the ground for moisture. On a slab house the perimer wall baseboard is sitting right on top of an expansion crack that goes right to the ground. The perimeter wall baseboard is usually the first thing to go. Termites can not go through concrete however they can go through a crack in the concrete or adjacent to water piping as long as there is at least 1/64 of an inch. In this video Preston Sandlin of Home Inpection Carolina in Charlotte shows some termites that have come up adjacent to the water pipes. He also shows a live soldier termite. Have you checked your baseboards or pipes lately?

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Tags: Home Maintenance · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Termites

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  • 1 David & Bonnie Lelak // Mar 19, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Great job, and it so funny because most people would think they were safe if on a slab. This just shows their not.

  • 2 Anonymous // Apr 8, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    For more information on termites and prevention methods, please visit http://www.termiteinstitute.com

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