Home Termite Damage
This home termite damage doesn't seem to look
that bad but when we inspect the rest of the house we find the termites
have been quite active in their home destruction.
Most home termite damage is caused by moisture on a continual basis into the wood framing. This moisture could come from the bathroom, kitchen, laundry area, leaking water pipes or even condensation from a window or roof on a daily basis.
As you can see in the picture above after of the stucco was removed we could see where the termites had made little trails in between the stucco and the wood framing.
By the way the stucco lathing paper was almost completely destroyed from the moisture. I have actually seen cases where the termites have not destroyed the building paper behind stucco and siding but have completely destroyed the wood behind the paper. This is extremely rare but it does happen.
Most of the time the moisture destroys the building paper.
Home termite damage like this will need to be repaired and replaced before covering it up.