Timber pests and termites are silent attackers and cause significant damage to properties alI across Melbourne and Victoria. A timber pest inspection is a vital part of any building inspection service. We physically test all timbers in the building for termites, borers, wood rots and fungal decays, as well as the detection of live termite activity, water leaks and dampness.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most home insurance policies will not cover you for damage caused by termites.
Termites will attack approximately 1 in 3 Australian homes at some stage during the home’s lifetime.
Brick veneer buildings are not immune. Consequently, they can be attacked by termites via the timber frame in the cavity behind the wall or ceiling linings.
The timber frame of a brick veneer building is what carries the load of the building, causing the structural integrity of the building to be compromised if attacked by timber pests .
Finally, termites can attack a home that has a concrete slab just as easily as a building on stumps or piers.