Termite damage | hardwood floors
If you have termite damage, don't worry, we can help. Termite damage is the sort of problem that is common place and there are some basics to understanding what is going on in your home. This is an example of finding termite damage in the sub-floor. Detection is simple, because the wood has lost it's integrity. The wood is typically hollow with channels eaten out of them. We stuck a pry-bar underneath and easily lifted the damaged area. We did this repeatedly until we identified "All" of the damaged sub-floor. We then patched/replaced the sub-floor sections.
The basic types of termites we have seen | Drywood termites | Subterranean termites
Termites don't work at destroying your home as fast as you might think, but the real problem lies in "Anyone's" ability to detect the pests. Since we don't have the ability to see through walls, you just don't know how much damage you have experienced. The "Only" way to completely get rid of termites is to gas them.
Hardwood floor termite damage repair
The picture on the left shows how we "Weaved" the new hardwood floor into the old wooden floor. This is absolutely necessary to achieve a natural appearance at the end of the project. Next, we Sand and Finished the hardwood floor and added a Stain to the red oak hardwood floor. Once the stain dried, we top coated the floor with 3 coats of commercial grade polyurethane.