It is common knowledge that most homes are invaded by termites on or through the foundation. A Crawlspace must be inspected for signs of termite activity. Most home inspector carry out this exercise for free but if you do not have such service; there is nothing wrong in getting it done through the help of experts. The wreck that Termites can do on any building can leave it depreciating in value at a very fast pace. In order to stay on the safe side, click here to have us quote you on the cost of inspection for your house. Here are some of the things you need to consider when you are working on your crawlspace:
Try to ensure that the Insulation is moved so that you can check the foundation wall.
Examine the area for Mud tubes on structural wood. You can break the tubes open to find out if there are active termites in them. You can check the tubes later to see if any termite colony has emerged in them.
Check the basement walls to see if there are any signs of termite tubes
Cracks in the basement wall could indicate that there are other problems in the property.
It is important to mention that Termite can eat anything that is made of Cellulose. This is why it is vital not to allow your crawlspace to be used for storage. Furthermore, most of the points that have been mentioned are preventive. This has its benefits but may not be ideal for those who want to buy a property.
The tips that have been mentioned above would help to steer you in the right direction. However, the most important thing to do when it comes to basement and crawlspaces is to get the experts to get the job done. Every aspect of a home can make or break a deal. Keeping this range covered is a wise thing to do.
Other areas of the home inspected by us include attics, mechanical systems, structural as well as the exterior and interior of the entire property. We inspect the house from top to bottom to make sure we leave no stone unturned!