I am looking at a home and noticed that there is exposed wood beams embedded in the concrete foundation running along a side of the home. (See attached image). Seems like it has the potential to be a “termite highway.”
No one I have contacted has seen this before. Has anyone here seen this before? If so, what is its intended function? Any recommended remediation options?
CS, What part of the country are you in, what type of foundation is that. That may help w/ opinions for evaluation. I’m in south Texas w/ slab foundations and have never seen anything like that, but am curious either way.
Im not an inspector, but this was done on my house as well-my understanding is that as long as it is treated lumber, it is ok. On mine, it is put there for them to attach the siding to the foundation. Seeing as this house is stucco, I would agree with CS Nichols.
Is there a picture set back a ways… maybe also showing where this is vs the finished floor and grade height?
If slab on grade… I’m wondering what the benefit of the lumber chunks are … there should be a plate not too far from there to nail a screed to. If there’s not a plate close to there… I would have thought a better practice would have been to parge the stem wall.