Termite Inspection

Are the following clear of termite infestation or damage?

Termite Critical Areas

Mulch beds

Wood piles

Tree stumps

Timbers

Wood fences

Wood decks or porches

Wooden posts sunk into the soil

Trees and shrubbery

Exterior

Foundation of the property, garage, and other points with exposed wood that connect with the soil

Attached porches, patios, sidewalks, areas near kitchens and bathrooms

Windows, door frames, and utilities (air conditioning pipes, gas and electric services) where termites may enter

Wood eaves and guttering (also check for leakage or wood rot)

Exterior electrical meter or fuse boxes on walls

Wood materials near swimming pools

For properties of pier and beam construction, check the area between the floor and the underlying soil (crawl space). Examine the inside of beams, chimney bases, hearths, or piers.

The point where the floor and wall intersect

Points of Entry

Points where soil comes into direct contact with wood, particularly untreated wood

Areas where surface water, or wet soil, contacts or is very near the structure

Areas where foundation material has degenerated and become permeable, cracks in slab, and expansion joints in slab

External foundation walls
(Look for mud tubes)

All wood members in subfloor (if present)

On ground earth-filled patios
(High-risk areas)

Trellises which touch the soil and are connected to the house

Flower planters built against the house

Patio steps in contact with the soil

Area around heating unit/s
(Warmth is conducive to termite development)

Interior

Patios, doors, window facings, baseboards, and hardwood flooring

Attached earth-filled patios

Joints, cracks, and expansion joints in the foundation
(Unusual blistering in paint or wall surfaces, discoloration or staining on walls or ceilings may indicate water leaks, which can decay wood and aid termite infestation)

Plumbing or utility pipes that enter the foundation or flooring
(Check floor coverings for raised or split areas)

Inside roof void attic

Clear of discarded wings from swarming alates (flying termites)

Moist mud tubes and broken mud tubes that get repaired later indicate an active termite tunnel.

Completion

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