An evaluation method for less termite attack execution on thermal insulation for fundation walls

IRG/WP 02-20245

K Suzuki, Y Tanaka

According to the results by the real scale Japanese building tests, the termite installation was observed at very little spaces between foundation and insulation. The termite penetration spaces between foundation and insulation on foundation systems in Japanese wooden houses were checked by the way of streaming speed of colored water. Because of difficulty for its execution, the parts of outside angles and reentrant angles in continuous foundation were more sensitive for the termite penetration. Special accessories of thermal insulation for these angles can be effective for lesser termite installation.

Keywords: Termite penetration, evaluation, building design, thermal insulation, execution for building, continuous foundation

Conference: 02-05-12/17 Cardiff, Wales, UK

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