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2 LEAFLET 31, U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURIJ
Protection of Basement Construction Essential
Irrespective of whether the proposed building as to its main construction,
is to be of masonry or wood, it is highly desirable, where
FIGuOR 1.-Termites may add greatly to the first cost of a building that has been
improperly constructed. A Winged adults of an eastern subterranean termite,
Retculitermes virgfircus. B, Mature workers of the common eastern subterranean
termite, Reticu4termwe flav4pes. C, Temporary Government building in
Washington, D.C. damaged from foundations to roof by subterranean. termite.
To prevent complete destruction of this building it was necessary to remove the
untreated wooden foundation pillars and replace them with concrete pillars.
D, Damage to oak flooring by Retkcuitermes flavipes. Note that the damage is
not apprent on the upper surface (left). B, Pine barn sill cut into ribbons by
a subterranean termite, 'ReticuUtermea sp, at Mayfleld, Kans. F. Closer view of
the termite-damaged, untreated wooden pillars of the Government building
shown in C
practicable, to eliminate wood from foundations, cellars, and basements.
This means the substitution for wood of concrete or other
stone equivalent for basement floorings, as well as the elimination
not. *Daeto teuprsrfc lf)Iil ln ar llct no ibosb
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Snyder, Thomas Elliott, b. 1885. Termites in Buildings., book, June 1929; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1557/m1/4/?q=barn: accessed April 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.