what to do with termite damage found during remodel?

rickyk22October 1, 2012

Hi,

I started the demo for a bathroom I am remodeling and found some pretty extensive termite damage. Should I tear down the walls and replace all of this? what are my options for dealing with this?

thanks,

Rick

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renovator8

Replace what is structurally unsound and have the outside soil treated.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 2:04PM
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Sophie Wheeler

Yikes! Call the pest control agency first to be sure that the damage is localized to just that area. Then, OF COURSE, you want to replace the material that is no longer structurally sound. If you are in doubt about if it is or isn't, lumber and sweat is cheap peace of mind.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 3:36PM
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rickyk22

yeah i think it is structually sound as nothing is load bearing, but i think that replacement is probably the best option even though it isnt the easiest.

Thanks.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 4:11PM
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