Cellofoam expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam insulation is often used to insulate building components where conditions may be ideal for termite infestations,including:
Although untreated EPS insulation contains no nutritional value for termites, the insects can use the material to build tunnels to access food sources, such as wood and other cellulosic components of a structure. As the termites burrow through the EPS, the foam becomes full of holes, which may reduce its structural integrity and insulating properties (R-value). Termite excretions can also affect the strength and hardness of the foam.... To read the rest of the content please click the attached pdf.
- Foundations at and below grade
- Exterior walls
- Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS)
- Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
- Structural Insulation Panels (SIP)
Insect Resistant Rigid Insulation (815 KB)