Florida is possibly the most termite-infested state in the United States, with damages reaching upwards of $500 million annually. Unfortunately, insurance does not cover damaged caused by termites, which can cost you not just your savings, but also your home with the substantial out of pocket costs to the homeowner.
Termites nest in the soil, but they enter the home directly from wood to ground contact. Which means if your home was built with wood, you’re already at risk. Luckily, termites can’t eat concrete block because unlike wood and other plant-derived products concrete block does not contain cellulose which is a termite’s favorite food.
As the ground warms in the spring, termites begin stirring and come out in search of food in structures to settle their million-member colonies. This gives them their nickname as silent destroyers because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring, and even wallpaper undetected.
A home built entirely out of concrete block from top to bottom eliminates the possibility of termite damage. No more wood = no more termites.