Last week I inspected a house in Cary and discovered termites. When I told the buyer about the termites and the termite damages I found, they were shocked. They were so surprised that the slab home that they were buying had termites. “How can we have termites?” they asked, “This home is on a cement slab!” This is a statement we hear quite a bit. There is a myth or just misinformation out there that a concrete slab home shouldn’t get termites because it has a cement foundation/floor. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Many times we see termites and termite damage on slab homes in Raleigh/Durham during our termite inspections. In fact termites can go hidden in the walls of slab homes much longer before we discover them leading to more termite damage than with a house with a crawlspace foundation.
The last two Friday afternoons we have received this call from one of our customers. It is never an easy task to talk someone down from the ledge when they have just discovered termites in their home. This is one of the calls that is hard to convince that Monday morning is soon enough. Here is the play by play for this termite discovery.