Copper Termite Shield

A copper termite shield is installed around the entire foundation. It may be expensive now but a good investment when compared to the damage termites can cost a homeowner over the lifetime of the house.

The copper flange is screwed into the plastic web of the ICFs to secure it before finishing the wall with a top coat of hard stucco.

Galvanized metal could have been used but would have lasted 20 years at the very most with some serious rust along the way. Copper will last the life of the building, or at least 100 years.