It is accurate that termites cannot access structural wood within slab homes as long as concrete slab foundations are completely free of cracks and crevices. Unfortunately, in most cases, cracks quickly begin to take form on concrete slabs shortly after construction. It’s the nature of the beast.
We regularly get calls from contractors and homeowners who are renovating and are shocked to find a termite infestation. Sometimes a significant one.
Soil pipes can be another point of issue. Concrete shrinks and retracts around plumbing and electrical points of entry, and this is another possible site of infestation. Large slabs have multiple expansion joints built into the slab to help prevent cracking. It doesn’t matter what type of flooring you have over that slab. If there is a break in the chemical barrier, you have the potential for a termite infestation.
Watch for the following signs of possible termite activity:
If you have an existing slab building, we have several treatment methods to protect your home or business. We can perform a visual inspection and provide pricing to protect your investment.
Don’t let your home become a statistic. Call us today to “protect what you value most.”