A Termite Barrier is a system or chemical application to prevent the concealed entry by Termites. See below the options available.
Please Note: Making a decision on the right Termite Barrier is best discussed with a Licensed Technician to be sure the system suits the type of structure you wish to protect. 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, normally installed within new homes or extensions and is usually organised by the builder during the building process. A physical barrier is installed prior to the slab being poured and the options available are:
- Install protection to the Service penetrations like 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. In 90% of slab on ground homes, a termite barrier is installed to the perimeter of the slab after the slab has been poured and prior the installation of the timber frame and brick work.
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 chemical barrier is installed within the soil usually on existing property’s for protection of the Perimeter of the property. Although some properties may require internal drilling of joints in the slab eg where extensions have been completed and a physical barrier was not installed during construction. Chemicals used during this process also play an important role in the protection as far as the longevity of the chemical. A chemical barrier is a repellent chemical that Termites sense whilst traveling through the soil and avoid the treated area.
Chemical Treated Zone
A treated zone is using a Non Repellent Chemical that Termites do not detect when foraging through the Soil and they walk straight into the treated soil and die. It’s noted that with some non repellent chemicals that there is a transfer effect back to the nest, so termites travel into the treated zone and transfer the chemical back to the nest. Some of many Chemicals that are currently available are – Termidor and Premise.
See more here on Termidor
Delivering the Chemical with a Reticulation System
A reticulation system can be used on new homes under the slab and to the perimeter of a property on existing homes. A Reticulation system must be used on homes in Queensland if using a Chemical as per Australian Standards AS3660.1. Reticulation Systems are also a great way to apply a barrier on new homes and extensions when a physical barrier is not the best practical application. One of the many reticulation systems available is the Altis Reticulation System which we use a lot.
Reticulation System – What is it?
A Chemical Reticulation system delivers liquid chemical to the soil that lies beneath the soil and concrete. It is designed to deliver chemical at any given time without having to remove soil, remove pavers, cut concrete or drill concrete.
Attention: Builders for New Construction – If you prefer to use chemicals on a property during construction in Queensland then you’ll need to install a reticulation system in conjunction with the chemical to comply with As3660.1-2014.
Building an extension and pouring against the existing brick work? Your best option is a reticulation system. The Reticulation system can also be used in conjunction with a Physical barrier. Combing systems is at times is required to get the best effective barrier to suit the construction.
Not every system or barrier is best suited for all constructions. We use Termseal and Altis Reticulation Systems – these get us out of trouble on all constructions.
Remember – Call before you pour 0402 028 043
Or email us a plan if you need help.
K400 Chemical Flow Meter
The K400 chemical flow meter is hooked up to our injection rod which is connected to the tank where the chemical is held, so when we the injection rod is triggered we know the exact quantity of chemicals that travel through the hose ensuring the correct amount is applied as per the chemical label. Being unsure of this process could mean an inadequate installation which could lead to termite attack. And that would not be good!
TERM-seal Termite Protection
Termseal is a termite management system that is deadly for termites and safe for the environment. The Termseal range of products include coatings, sealants, barriers and sheets. Gold Coast Termite Protection is an accredited agent for Termseal products.
TERM-seal Pole Plate – Sub-floor Bearers and Joists
TERM-seal Wall Sheeting
Termite Monitoring & Baiting Systems
Termite Interception and baiting Systems are used to pick up foraging Termites. They are not considered a barrier but in their ability to protect a property “if installed and monitored correctly” act as a barrier to protect homes from Termite attack.
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 manufactures 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.