scroll down to… --Sanitation–
…Says here "It is important to remove grade stales, foam boards and all other wood scraps from the soil around a new home before the backfill is pushed against foundation.You also need to ensure that there is no wood placed under porches, steps and patios as filler.If construction scraps are placed in these locations, it provides an ideal place for termite colonies to establish and grow adjacent to your home.
From these hidden areas, it is easy for termites to infest flooring,door frames, wall studs and sill plates. Insist that construction scraps are removed…"
“Termites can enter through cracks or gaps in the foundation as small as 1/32 inch…termites can go through gaps where concrete sections come together at expansion joints…”
So…Mr Builder, haul yer chtt away!
-Preventing Termite Penetration of Foundation Cracks
Yet again…:mrgreen: ANY Inside Drain tile or Baseboard System that many self-proclaimed-experts wish to sell homeowners, does NOT seal/waterproof ANY Outside cracks and other openings, thats right. These systems do NOT stop/prevent water from entering and so they won
t stop/prevent MOLD, these bs systems wont help stop radon gas from entering same openings, won
t stop termites and other insects from entering same pathways and, dont take any soil pressure and tree roots off the Outside of bsmt walls which cause Many walls to Crack, leak, BOW inward…got milk?