Home Inspection – From the Ground Up | McKissock Online Education The sill plates are usually 2 x 6 or 2 x 8 wooden boards, depending on the size of the foundation wall. On top of the foundation wall, there should be an insulation strip or sill sealer. In areas where termites are a problem, a metal termite shield can be installed between the foundation and the sill. It will prevent termites from crawling up the side of the house. Termite shields are very low tech, but they work.
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