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Termistop flanges and blockouts are designed to give PCO’s
a non-chemical, long-lasting termite protection at the service penetrations through the slab. Once installed, Termistop eliminates these hidden termite entry points because the mesh is too small to squeeze through and too hard to chew through. Termistop stops termites in their tracks. PERIOD!
Termistop is International Code Council approved for new construction, has completed 9 years of USDA Forestry Service Testing with no failures, and recognized by Green Building Industry professionals. Termistop is designed to eliminate the need for chemical retreatments in the interior of the home, giving homeowners a termiticide-free living area.
Termistop flanges and blockouts are designed to give PCO’s a non-chemical, long lasting termite protection at the service penetrations through the slab.
Why Do I Need It?
By nature, concrete slabs set, shrink, expand and create gaps between utility pipe penetrations and the concrete itself—gaps large enough for termite entry. Termites commonly use such piping as direct highways right into homes or structures.
And often, termites that enter homes through these areas go undetected longer which enables them to do far more damage before being discovered. This damage can lead to repair bills in the thousands!
Green Building Benefits
Termistop Flanges and Blockouts are a non-chemical solution that prevents termites from entering the home at the service penetrations through the slab. The stainless-steel mesh creates a “physical barrier” to termite entry when it “keys” into the concrete. By addressing these areas during construction with Termistop flanges and blockouts, PCO’s reduce the need to apply chemical termiticides within the living space of the building.
Many green building programs around the country emphasize the use of physical barriers and non-chemical termite solutions. Termistop qualifies as a physical barrier in many of these programs and will capture points for the builder in some of the green building rating systems.
Termistop and the full Termimesh system have been specified in many high-profile green building projects around the United States in both residential and commercial construction. Listen to what one of the premier green building architects in the nation has to say about the product. For more information visit www.termistopusa.com.continue reading