Mr Inspector, a qualified Building Inspector in Melbourne carries out professional building and pest inspections around Melbourne. The above photograph was taken during a recent building inspection in Brunswick.
The photograph depicts an old floor board that was found under a home. You can see the extensive termite damage to the board.
It is imperative that home owners remove all timber from sub floors as any timber in contact with the ground soil will attract termites. Fortunately for this home buyer there was no termite damage found within the home floor frame itself but normally when we find this, we find that the termites have entered the home timbers.
Even old tree stumps that some people leave in the garden as a feature should be removed.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Peter at Mr Inspector and he will be able to assist.