Subterranean termites using mud sheathing to encase lumber
WDO inspector Alex Stewart reported finding a large subterranean termite infestation that was strikingly different in appearance, at a house in the Tuolumne City area of Tuolumne County, California.
The termite mud “tubes” were actually more of a mud sheathing, spreading over the surface of the lumber.
There was a moisture condensation pipe venting into subarea, dripping very slowly, adding some additional moisture to the soil. This structure was build in 1965. Subs and dry rot were serious issues here.
Photos by Alex Stewart.