Look What I Found!
Why did I not see this 35 years ago?
When you buy a house, a mandatory part of the mortgage application is a termite inspection, which we had done. Results of the termite inspection, “your house does not have active termites”. As an added precaution, we did purchase a termite inspection/bait station contract with a reputable company and still have it. This old damage was HIDDEN from view!
So, how did I find this damaged floor joist?
I decided to replace our basement’s ceiling insulation with one that has greater “R” value. You can learn more about insulation by attending our Insulation Class.
When I removed the old insulation, this what I found!
This is not active termite infestation