Termite Damage Repair
Bix Basement Systems offers alternative solutions for termite damage and infestations, including encapsulations and replacement support posts. We provide these products for home owners in Peoria, IL, Bloomington, IL, Quincy, IL, Fort Madison, IA, Hannibal, MO, and surrounding towns through out IL, MO, and IA. Termite damage can be devastating, especially if you didn’t catch the problem until too much destruction had already been done. It’s important to watch out for the warning signs of termite damage so you can take care of the problem before it gets worse. You should look around the outside of your home, and in your basement or crawl space. If you notice any mudtubes, damaged wood, or fecal matter, then there’s a good chance that you have termites in your home.
Damage from a termite damage and infestation can seem overwhelming. You might not know what job to tackle first. However, if you have a termite problem, you will need to give us a call. We will work with you to stop the termites from getting into your home by making sure all entryways are sealed off. We will then remove any damaged wood areas and rebuild them so that they’re new and sturdy. You should never attempt to take on termite damage repair on your own if you’re not a trained professional. You could get hurt, cause damage to the structure of your home, and basically do a lot more harm than good!
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Bix Basement Systems offers termite damaged wood repair in homes all over IL, IA, and MO. We can make sure that the termites stay out for good, and we can also remove any damaged drywall, plaster, or wooden materials from your basement or crawl space. We will then replace and rebuild the materials so that they are safe and brand new once again. We realize that it can be scary to have these unwanted critters roaming around underneath your home, but we have a team of professionals who are ready to work with you to get the problem taken care of once and for all!
Termite Damage in a Crawl Space
Termite damage in a crawl space can be just as serious as termite damage in a basement. Termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, beetles, and other creatures are attracted to dark, moisture-filled areas, such as your crawl space. These unwanted critters will feed off of the organic materials underneath your home (i.e. protective coating and materials on wooden support beams). Over time, if left untreated, this eating away of the wood can lead to serious structural problems for your home. Also, having all of these bugs living and dying underneath your home is detrimental to your indoor air quality.
Signs Of Termite & Pest Damage
One in thirty homes have termites and other pests causing damage to their structural integrity, and because of this, you need to know the signs of termite and pest damage. Termite-damaged wood typically is hollowed out and has dried mud on its surface. If you knock on the wood and it sounds hollow, this is a good indication that you have termites or some other pest eating away at the timber. Also, you may notice tiny holes in the plaster, drywall, or paint. You might also see wood splinters around the base of walls, and along door frames.
Termites create mudtubes in the soil around a home, and this is one way they can get into your basement or crawl space. These mudtubes might be hard to detect on your own, but the professionals at Bix Basement Systems know what to look for when examining your home for termite and pest damage.