Moisture Ants

moisture ants

This home has severe damage to a main support beam holding up the second floor and roof.  Water has entered the beam and the resulting moisture ants have invaded.  Collapse is immanent (unless the trusses and framing can hold the structure in place from above).  With the use of a 4′ level, a visible sag has developed.

Structural beam failure. Support beam compromised due to moisture ant damage

Moisture ant damage. Insertion of a 4" screwdriver

Moisture ant