New Construction Termite Pre-Treatment
Safegard Against Termites and Pre-Treat Your Wood
Termite pre-treatment to new structures is something everybody should really consider when building. It is cheap and effective compared to post construction treatments. Wise and savvy architects always specify pre-treatment, knowledgeable builders include it in every structure they erect and prospective buyers should demand it for any new house they buy or build.
Pre-treatment is far better than post treatment. Post treatment, after you get termites, is actually a spot treatment. We can drill a thousand holes, but there will still be places that are out of reach. With a proper pre-treatment, the soil next to the foundations is treated with a termiticide and is sealed in after the foundations are in place.
The treatment is applied during construction, at certain times, depending on the type of structure. Properly treated structures are sometimes able to resist termites for a much longer period of time, and termiticides applied during construction are generally applied to areas that are unavailable after construction is complete. This makes pre-treatments highly more preferable to post treatments.
Termite & General Structural Repairs
We Eliminate Termites AND Make Structural Repairs Because The Termite Guy and IRC Services holds both a B-1 General Construction license and a C-39 license (#771813) we are able to bid and perform all of our own structural repairs. We provide extermination and reconstructive services for residential homeowners, Realtors and multi-family and commercial property management companies throughout Southern California. Rather than using subcontractors to do our work we save you the hassle of several phone callls and do it all ourselves. Some of the services we provide include:
- interior/exterior remodels
- damaged wood replacement
- drywall and fascia boards
- landscape cleanup
- door and window replacement
- fire/smoke damage repairs
- retaining walls
- decks and siding
- painting and stucco work
You know that termites feed on wood. They have microorganisms in their digestive system that help digest cellulose, and they’ll eat just about anything that contains cellulose. Although termites are soft-bodied insects, their hard jaws bite off fragments of wood. When termites feed on the wood in buildings, they cause serious structural damage. Termites will eat away at a post or joist and travel to any other wood that is nearby.
In a building, the damage termites cause can be quite destructive. Regardless of the level of termite activity, The Termite Guy will check for evidence of a termite infestation, as well as any structural damage caused by termites. If repairs are needed, The Termite Guy will make those too because we are licensed general contractors. Once we’ve discovered termite damage, we first stop the invasion to make sure the colony has been eliminated. There is no sense replacing wood if it is just going to be munched on in a few days or weeks!
Structural wood components can be difficult to repair because other components are often attached to the damaged wood, making it harder to remove and replace. But if no utilities are near the damaged wood, we may not have to remove the termite infested structural members, simply adding a new piece of wood next to the damaged wood. It is an accepted method of repair and the goal is achieved in most instances. Keep in mind that structural lumber supports the structure. The added piece or pieces shoulder the load and the structure is sturdy.
And you just saved a bunch of money because you didn’t have to call three companies to do the work That could be done by one company–us.
“Know the condition of your property before you buy or sell.”