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group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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We have lots of wood destroying organisms it the Northwest.Wood Decay/Rot, Carpenter Ants, Dampwood Termites, Sub-Terranean Termites, Anobiid Beetles and Moisture Ants are always looking for ways to return your house to where it originally came from---dirt!
Good building practices are put in place to slow this process down as much as possible.Most of us would agree that, given the sizable investment our homes represent, this is a pretty good idea.
And yet, we install finish grade too high, let our homes become overgrown with vegetation, don’t control roof water drainage, an in general seem to do what we can to assist the bugs.We are sort of co-conspirators with them---and they seem to know this.
In a recent crawl space I came across this installation of the plastic ground cover/moisture barrier.This is an open invitation to wood destroying insects.You might as well put up a big sign that says “Bugs Welcome!!”---have at it!
We need to put ourselves in their place.
Think like a Termite.
Think like a Carpenter Ant.
Be one with Rot.
When we do this we can learn how to keep them out---or at least slow them down.When we run the plastic ground cover up the foundation and attach it to the wood rim joist we create a nice protected area for the bugs to do their thing un-noticed.
And believe me---they do their best work in the dark.
Click on the Rose to check out: AHA!---A Forum of Landmark Proportions---your Group
PS, for those of you that are new to my blog (or for some other "unexplained" reason have never noticed)all pictures and smiley-face inserts (emoticons) (when I use them) have messages that show up when you point at them with your cursor.
My blog is intended to provide information related to home inspections in Seattle, surrounding communities and anyone else interested. Sometimes I will provide information that has nothing to do with home inspections. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.