About this appendix: The provisions of Appendix F are minimum mechanical methods to prevent the entry of rodents into a building. These standards, when used in conjunction with cleanliness and maintenance programs, can significantly reduce the potential of rodents invading a building.
Code development reminder: Code change proposals to this appendix will be considered by the IBC—Structural Code Development Com- mittee during the 2019 (Group B) Code Development Cycle. See explanation on page iv.
Buildings not provided with a continuous foundation and that have sills 12 inches (305 mm) or more above ground level shall be provided with protection against rodents at grade in accordance with any of the following:
- Section F18.104.22.168 or F22.214.171.124.
- By installing solid sheet metal collars not less than 0.024 inch (0.6 mm) thick at the top of each pier or pile and around each pipe, cable, conduit, wire or other item that provides a continuous pathway from the ground to the floor.
- By encasing the pipes, cables, conduits or wires in an enclosure constructed in accordance with Section F126.96.36.199.