Termite Protection: Building Code Provisions & Recommended Improvements

How does foam sheathing on home foundations or above-grade walls perform with respect to termite protection? Concerns have been brought up based on a variety of anecdotal observations. However, good science can alleviate these concerns and lead to better termite protection practices in all construction. This Educational Program summarizes the available information on termite protection and suggest key general improvements to building code provisions, especially in the ‘very heavy’ termite risk zone.