Spray foam insulation that covers the majority of a structure has hampered termite inspections for pest management professionals (PMPs) across the country. But in Georgia, a couple of changes to the state’s building code have made the task easier as of Jan. 1.
The product often is used to improve energy efficiency in basements, crawlspaces and attics because when it hardens, it seals gaps to keep out air and moisture. It is sprayed onto foundation walls, sill plates, band boards and joists. But depending on where it is applied, PMPs may not be able to see evidence of termite infestations.
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