Protection of Wood-Frame Homes from Subterranean Termites: Evaluation of Building Code Provisions and Recommended Improvements

Research Report No.: 
1703-09
Issue Date: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 16:45
Update Date: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 16:45

In recent years, concerns with the use of foam sheathing and termite infestation risk have seen heightened interest. To properly quantify the impact of foam sheathing products in above-grade or below-grade applications relative to the common risk of termite infestation for all homes, this Research Report evaluates data on termite hazard, infestation risk, inspection effectiveness, presence of hidden pathways in various types of construction, and building code provisions intended to mitigate risk of termite infestation. 

 

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