Termite damage a nightmare to fix

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Q: I had a termite inspection done on my home. Now I must find a reputable contractor to do the work. The work to be done is extensive, and I feel it will be costly. The termites have damaged the rim joist, mudsill and subfloor in the subarea. Termite evidence was also noted in the subarea that appears to extend into inaccessible areas and should be treated. I would appreciate any help that you can give me, as I have no idea where to start. A: Your question brings us back to the days before the recent housing hysteria. As we've mentioned before, Kevin worked as a real estate broker in the past and both of us have bought and sold a number of homes over the years. Virtually all of Kevin's transactions required a termite clearance to close. Each time we sold, the buyer and the lender required a termite report and a termite clearance in order for the loan to be made and the sale to be completed. Virtually all termite companies at that time not only did inspections and treated...