Can termites get through a concrete slab?
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Termites cannot chew their way through concrete. But they are so tiny that two termites will fit on the head of a match. So any crack of 1/8” or more that penetrates through the slab will give them enough space to get through. The photo above is an example in a garage of a cold joint crack and their tan mud tubes rising upward as they search for wood to consume. In this case there was no wood to be found, so they gave up. But termites often come up through the slab in a concealed area, find wood, and start munching their way up the walls of a home. To learn more, go to our blog post How do termites infest a house and remain hidden while doing major damage?
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