A Termite Barrier is a physical Termite system or chemical application to prevent the concealed entry by Termites.
Making a decision on the right Termite Barrier is best discussed with a Licensed Technician.
The Gold Coast Termite Protection Company look at the structure, then decide on the system that is best suited.
Read More on Termite Barrier Systems below or see our Termite Protection links here
Physical Termite Control Measures
A Physical Termite barrier is installed during construction.
A physical barrier is installed prior to the slab being poured and the options available are:
- Install protection to the Service penetrations, Electrical and Plumbing pipes that are penetrating the slab.
- Combine the slab penetrations and a full chemical impregnated Termite Barrier sheet installed under the entire slab.
Both options 1 & 2 are acceptable as per the Australian Standards AS3660.1-2014 and forms part of the termite management system in conjunction with the concrete slab poured by the builder.
3. 90% of slab on ground homes have a termite barrier installed to the perimeter of the slab.
4. Split level homes built beneath the ground need additional treatment which usually means applying a full barrier system to the retaining walls and cold joints in slabs.
5. Depending on many situations there maybe a need for more installations prior landscaping, Driveways, Patios and m paths are poured, always consult the Termite Management technician.
Chemical Termite Barriers (Existing Homes)
A liquid chemical Termite barrier is installed within the soil to prevent concealed entry by termites. Some properties may require internal drilling of joints in the slab.
Chemical selection plays an important role in the protection as far as the longevity of the chemical. A chemical barrier is a repellent liquid chemical that is applied to the soil that Termites sense & avoid the treated area.
Chemical Treated Zone
A treated zone is using a Non Repellent liquid Chemical applied to the soil that Termites do not detect when foraging through the Soil. Termites travel through the treated zone exposing themselves to the chemical.
It is noted that non repellent chemicals have a transfer effect back to the nest, this is achieved when termites travel through the treated zone exposing themselves to the chemical. Termidor and Premise are non repellent chemicals.
See more here on Termidor
Reticulation System – What is it?
A Chemical Reticulation system delivers liquid chemical to the soil that lies beneath the ground or concrete. It is designed to deliver chemical at any given time.
Attention Builders – If you prefer to use chemical Termite barriers during the build in Queensland, then you’ll need to install a reticulation system in conjunction with the chemical to comply with New Construction AS3660.1-2014.
TERM-seal Termite Protection
Gold Coast Termite Protection is an accredited agent for Termseal products.
TERM-seal Pole Plate – Sub-floor Bearers and Joists
TERM-seal Wall Sheeting
Kordon Termite Barrier Accreditation
The Kordon termite barrier is sold and backed by Bayer
If your property has a Kordon termite barrier system in place Gold Coast Termite Protection are now accredited inspectors of the product. We are available to carry out annual warranty inspections. Bayer’s 10 year warranty requires the property to be inspected at least annually and failure to do so may void any warranty so ensure you keep up the annual inspection. Bayer’s 10 year manufacturer’s warranty will expire after 10 years so if you call TPC your property may apply for an additional extended warranty ‘conditions apply’ call us today for more information.