Termite and insect infestations using external rigid foam at the foundation
I am planning on a home in the Cleveland TN area and want to reduce "conditioning costs" to a minimum (<$50/Mo for all but water).
I want to use cc slabs (4 - 6") on the exterior of the foundation (full hight) but have been personally plagued by termite and carpenter ants in every home I have lived in. Short of soaking everything in dieldrin (hard to come by these days but worked beautifully in MO and has some nasty side effects), what is the current recommendation for stopping the critters outside the foam/concrete interface.
I have seen that this is still a problem for ICFs (with manfs offering treated ICFs) so I am presuming that this is something that is still in the exploratory phase of development and we would like o start construction this Spring yet...
What is the current thoughts please???
Posted Feb 3, 2013 6:33 PM ET
Edited Feb 4, 2013 8:08 AM ET
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