Wood infestation question

(Faisal Hasan, 24GI00145700) #1

what could this be from? These pictures were taken in the attic. This was the only rafter that looked like this. When I probed it, it was like a powdery consistency.

(Marc A. Goldenberg, Inspector Lic # HI1365 Mold Assessor Lic #1) #2

Hard to tell for sure by the pics.
But based on your location it looks like subterranean termite, the damage goes with the grain of the wood.
It’s exposed/not closed so it does not appear active.
I don’t see any powdery stuff though.
<<MG>> State Lic Termite Operator #2446 :slight_smile:

(Christopher Currins, CMI) #3

I’m willing to bet the damage happened before the rafter was installed; many decades ago.

(Stephen W. Stanczyk, WA License #221) #4

Based on some of the coloring of other wood members in the pictures it looks like there was a fire at one point.