Would termite damage cause the subfloor under my wood floors to buckle? I had wood flooring installed over a wood subfloor and now the wood is buckling in the center of the room it looks like a huge bubble. I have pulled up a piece of the wood and see that the subfloor is buckling. could this be caused by termites? I had the termite guy in and he says that there are no live termites. Would old termite damage have caused the buckling in my subfloor?