Are cockroaches attracted to a certain kind of foundation (e.g., cement/concrete)?

No. Cockroaches and ants may be more attracted to an area or foundation if it provides shelter from the elements or warmth in cool weather. To make the foundation less pest-conducive:

  • Make sure drainage flows away from the building to prevent wet areas near the building
  • Maintain a 2-foot strip of crushed rock around the foundation
  • Keep mulch and plants from touching the foundation, walls, or roof