Posted: 5/9/2022 4:57:02 AM EDT
Over the years I have noticed termite protection signs posted at job sites for new construction homes or businesses.
Is this by Virginia code law, or a stipulation of a construction loan?
My well will be going in before construction, and I don’t want any future hassles when construction begins due to how far away from termite treatment a well has to go.
[Last Edit: Ambridge77]
Apparently so, but... you've got to dig through the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code
for exceptions and alternatives.
Yes, a termicide is required in VA.
There’s a few different ways to do it. Spraying under the footers and slab before pouring is common, as are a borate treatment sprayed on to the framing (you have to wait until framing is complete) and even simple in-ground bait stations.
There’s ways to treat for termites that won’t affect well water.
Talk to your builder, or if you’re acting as your own GC - ask the concrete guy doing the foundation.
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