Want to seal where the stucco meets the foundation to prevent termites
from invading. This is about 10 inches below soil level.
The stucco no longer or never did bond to the foundation very well.
Any ideas what to use?
Is it common in your area to have stucco below grade? If your stucco is
below the soil I beleive you mean your wood framing is also? Then the
termites have a perfect hidden path to wood ? Is this the case? Not
being able to see it , id say re grade and remove stucco below grade,
check damage then rebuild to stucco with something termites cant get
through or under
The house is in the San Francisco Bay area of California.
The foundation is poured cement. The sill plate is about 12 inches
above the soil level. So, the framing is indeed above the soil level.
Problem I have is that since the stucco meets the poured foundation
below soil level termites have made their way in to the sill plate
through a gap where the stucco meets the foundation.
That is what I would like to seal.
On Sun, 20 Jul 2003 18:21:49 -0400, "Art Begun"
I'm surprised they went 12 inches. Must be hungry. Are you sure they
are subterranean termites and not the dry type? In any case you will
probably have to poison the ground around the house, unfortunately.
During construction the builder could have put in a metal seal but not
really possible now.
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