On newer constructions, part of the foundation is exposed all around on the outside, presumably to guard against termites,etc. Termites are a problem in my area (San Jose, CA). My house was fumigated and treated for sub-terrain termite about 2 years ago. (they dug a shallow tunnel next to the foundation and sprayed stuff in it, and drilled in concrete walkway area next to foundation every X inches and sprayed stuff..)
I am thinking about doing some work on the stucco so part of the foundation is exposed. Like cutting away the bottom X inches of the stucco. My main concern is termite.
Is this worthwhile? If so, what kind of contractor do I hire? Stucco contractors? General contractors? The stucco has metal mesh-wires, I assuming doing the work means cutting the wire, etc. Is that generally a good thing?