Product Review

Termi-Mesh--Stainless Steel Screening for Protection Against Termites

Just as common window screening keeps airborne pests out of buildings, Termi-Mesh keeps out subterranean termites. But that is where the analogy ends. If you are going to bury a screen underground, build walls on top of it, wrap it tightly around pipes, make it “chew-proof” to insects that are known to destroy cable jackets and light-gauge sheet metal, and keep all these attributes for at least 20 years, you need Termi-Mesh. It’s made of marine-grade 316 stainless steel in a screen with squares just under a millimeter, less than the cross-sectional dimension of the head of the smallest termites. Termi-Mesh is used to wrap the foundation perimeter and at any and all at-grade and below-grade penetrations of the foundation and the slab, if there is one. Stainless steel clamps are used to secure the flexible mesh to penetrations, and a special bonding cement is used to “parge” the mesh onto concrete surfaces.

Published September 1, 2000