Stainless Steel Mastic Strips for Termite Barrier
I assume many of you read Joe Lstiburek’s ‘Building Science Insights.’
In BSI-118, Concrete Solutions, he references a mastic strip containing stainless mesh to act as a capillary break for the foundation wall and block termites.
Does anybody know of any actual products for this? Or is he combining multiple products to achieve this?
See quote below:
And you need to seal the top of the slab – across the rigid insulation bond break – to the top of the stem wall using a masticed stainless steel mesh membrane strip. This is – and I use the next word with emphasis – absolutely necessary to provide a “termite barrier” and “insect barrier” and to provide air control layer continuity between the perimeter wall and the slab itself which is acting as the air control layer of the foundation.
This concept does seem like a good method. The termite zones are inevitably creeping further north also.
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