Posted by Laura on 7:36:05 6/24/2013 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Re: Wood foundation and carpenter ants posted by John Fasoldt on 6:54:34 6/24/2013 from 184.108.40.206:
Hi John I appreciate your feedback. We ended up removing the foam and not all panels had ants. 5 pf the 12 panels. My husband the informed me that while the house was in foreclosure the bladder tank exploded from not being winterized and we feel the wolmonized wood (ptw) foundation. Which is stamped and Approved was wet which attracted the ants. It was applied with kilz. After we moved in my husband gutted that room again located in our basement where tha ants where found and saw some frass near some of the panels but he thought it was from when he gutted the room with his sawzaw. Now to our dismay that is where the ants were. We now cleaned the clogged gutters removed the foam and are making sue our front porch runoff is accurate. Do you think the pressure tested wood needs to be removed? No ants were located in the wood only the foam and the wood when hit with a hammer wasn't soft? Any knowledge about pressure treated wood would be appreciated too. The original owns was an engineer and we are on a high elevation with a sewer ejector pump. The foundation is sealed and grades with stone and has underground gutters away from the house. Thanks for your help. I am addicted to your site and have been reading all your info to my hubby all weekend. We are in the country area near Detroit, mi. Our town is Romeo michigan. We are on a 11 acres with a river next to the property and we recently removed so e dead trees. My husband removed 80% of the stumps but it is an intense job. Thanks again!
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