Many owners of custom wood and brick built homes have problems with pests invading their living space. Avoid that mess by building with Reddi -Wall!
With Reddi-Wall there has never been a case of insects eating through the walls to enter the home. In test with termites and ants, the insects died without having eaten the foam block or escaping. The block contains boric acid crystals that attack the nervous system in insects. The boric acid also works as an excellent fire-extinguishing agent.
How nice to have a safe and clean Reddi Wall home!
Fungi and bacteria are also thwarted in a Reddi Wall home. In homes with the basement and above-grade walls constructed with foam block, the fungus level is equal to the outside air entering the home. The bacteria level is undetectable. An average six-month-old home with a concrete basement has a bacteria level of 288 parts per cubic meter.
In a home with a cement basement bacteria grows rampant. Where heat meets cold moister condenses. This makes a basement wall damp, which along with a high ph, porosity and temperature cause conditions favorable to grow bacteria.
Why won’t bacteria grow in an ICF home? The place where heat meets cold is outside the basement so there is no moisture generation. Foam reflects 99 + % of the heat waves that hit it. This creates a very active molecular surface and bacteria die from molecular bombardment. Reddi-Wall foam block are also penetrated with boric acid that prevents mold from growing and also serves as a flame retardant.