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termite damage

I had written about a year ago that I thought we had termites or dirt daubers in our den behind the wall. We have taken down the paneling and the sheetrock has some kind of damage. It looks like the ant farms in the glass cases that you hold up and look at the sides. We know we will have to replace the sheetrock in 2 places. We will have to tear that out to see what is happening with the framing. We also took down the false beams that were popular in the 80s. After that, then what? Can we sheetrock over the poporn ceiling? Our house was built in 1983 so no asbestos. They had paneled behind the window frames so those and the door frames had to come off. It has been a job but where do we go from here? Thanks for your help.

Re: termite damage

Look at my picture.

A. Spruce
Re: termite damage

It will be easiest for everyone if all replies are placed in one topic. Since we've already started addressing your problem HERE, I'll post my response to this in that location.

Re: termite damage

Stop the Invasion First

The first thing to do if you discover termite damage is to make sure the colony has been eliminated. There is no sense replacing wood if it is just going to be munched on in a few days or weeks. Once a professional has given you the green light, then start your repairs.

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