Monolithic slab construction uses poured concrete to form a single piece that includes the foundation and floor. Subterranean termites cannot tunnel through solid concrete. In order to enter a structure they must come up around the outside edges of the foundation, or through other openings in the slab like cracks and around pipes. Monolithic slab structures can be very easy to inspect and protect against subterranean termites. Unfortunately, many monolithic slab structures are designed and constructed with features that inhibit visibility. Also, homeowners will frequently do modifications that allow for easy entry for the termites. Please use the following pages to learn how to inspect a monolithic structure for signs of termite infestation along with common problem areas.
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