Protecting against termites

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I once told a carpenter he had installed the system incorrectly, and got an earful of nonsense that termites eat the foam. After locating the manufacturer’s information, he still couldn’t accept that he had done it wrong. The owner went back and put up the next, better, barrier solution before the siding went on. I had him install adhesive rubber sheeting (ice and water shield) across the concrete and plywood walls, which, as it turned out, saved his crawl space from more severe flood damage in that area of the house. Thanks for your question!

©2013 Monte Leeper. Readers are encouraged to send questions to, with “Herald question” in the subject line, or to Herald Homes, 2 Endo Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530, Attn: Monte Leeper, architect.

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