How to spot termite damage before you buy

Contrary to popular belief, Chicago does have termites, and the damage they cause isn’t just “an old house phenomenon,” says home inspector Tom Corbett. In fact, you’re more likely to find termites, carpenter ants, and other pests around newer homes built at teardown sites.

In the first of what will be a regular series of videos about the home inspection process, Tom tells buyers and sellers how to spot termite damage. In an accompanying segment that you’ll see later this week, he points out the tell-tale signs of termite and carpenter ant treatments around a home.

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