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Think we have termite damage in our house. Do we need a

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Think we have termite damage in our house. Do we need a structural engineer to determine extent of damage and if house is worth saving?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
What exactly makes you think you have termite damage?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Visible damage on basement stairs, recently saw swarming on side of house. Had house treated for termites years ago and in subsequent inspection was told there were no more termites.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
You will need a structural engineer who will likely have to do extensive probing and may need to engage another professional to help determine extent of damage to the wood
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Any idea how expensive and how to find reputable engineer
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hello? Still there? Waiting for reply
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
You'll want a small, one or few man shop.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
Cost will depend on the size of the home, extent of investigation required, and accessibility
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Please cancel call. Don't think I can get the kind of info I need. Thanks anyway.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
Did you see my responses?

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