Experimental real building evaluation of termite attack - Effect of the space between the mat foundation and the thermal insulation
K Suzuki, K Hagio, Y Tanaka
For evaluating the termite resistance of the real house foundation, specially in the case of thermal insulation systems for foundation walls, thermal insulation which can be attacked by termite, must be evaluate. Because of the difficulty of the water penetration of thermal insulation, the water barrier systems can be protected against termite attacks, in our opinions. The observation on the process of the penetration by termites and ones of a traditional barrier system against termites were evaluate by the real building scale test method.
Keywords: THERMAL INSULATION; TERMITE RESISTANCE; TERMITE BARRIER; BUILDING DESIGN; MAT FOUNDATION