Termite Barriers and Correct termite barrier installation in 2021
What is a Termite Chemical barrier?
A chemically treated zone that surrounds the perimeter of a building or structure to keep Termites away is known as a Termite barrier. This treated zone is positioned strategically beneath the ground in order to obstruct the termites’ normal Route.
Termites are prevented from breaching the treated area and obtaining entrance to your home by the chemicals employed to establish this barrier.
This White ant Chemical Barrier Kills off any Termite that Comes in Contact with it, and also, over time the entire colony is killed off as the effects of the treatment are passed between the termites themselves.
White ant barriers and the correct way to install them. Firstly termite control Barriers installed incorrectly puts your home at risk from Termite (white ant) attack and you won’t be covered by the warranty. We will tell you the correct way for barrier treatments should be installed. So your Termite Barrier protection will fully protect your home. If you get termites in this situation you will not be covered by the manufacturers product warranty. So it is very important to get it done properly. Make sure you have a compliant Termite barrier.
The picture below shows the drill holes did not follow the footing . Additionally there are no drill holes around the front post so these areas are not protected. The holes should follow the black line.
Drilling concrete the holes must be no more than 150mm off the footing and must be no more than 300mm apart . There is one exception if you use Termidor H E they can be 450mm apart. Furthermore when trenching it must go a minimum of 50mm below the top of the footing. Again the drill holes in this picture should have followed the footing. The procedures are part of the BCA building code and must be installed to Australian std 3660.1. This will insure you get the best possible white ant barrier protection.
Also Other areas that don’t get drilled properly in Termite Barriers are around water tanks and air conditioner units. In fact water tanks and air conditioners must disconnected and be moved. Then drilled then put back in place.
This will cost you a little more but you will have a complete termite barrier protection and will be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
Also We drilled this home and pumped the termidor into the hole we struck actual termites tracking under the concrete. live white ants were coming out of the hole which doesn’t happen very often. You know you are on the right track when this happens and you have been saved from white ant attack.
When drilling we use drill templates which makes it a lot easier to keep compliant. It also makes it a lot tidier with straight lines .
Termite Barrier Notices.
Management notices (durable Notice) must be permanently fixed to the building in a prominent location. (such as the meter box)
indicating: The termite barrier method of protection. The date the management system installed. What areas the chemical system used . Its chemical life as listed on the label. The installer’s or manufacturer’s recommendations for the scope and frequency of future inspections for termite activity. The conditions of the warranty is normally yearly inspections.
Also the Treatment installation certificate will have a mud map of the Termite barrier areas treated and all warranty info on it. Furthermore make sure you keep all copies of any paperwork for all termite treatments , so when you sell your home you have these documents. They are very important to the pest inspectors as they can verify the treatments done and give the buyers confidence that the treatment has been done properly. This makes the selling process much easier.
How do Termite chemical barriers work?
Chemical termite barrier installation should not occur until after a comprehensive termite inspection of the property has been completed. In order to prevent any termites from being inside. Live termites must be dealt with before the barrier Can be built if they are found on the property.
After Digging a trench around the building, which is typically 300mm broad and deep enough to reveal the building’s foundation, Next, the trench is filled with a Termite chemical substance that bonds with the soil and is mixed with water, which kills termites.
As the termite go Looking for Source of Food in the Soil, They Will come in Contact with the Barrier, Which will deliver a dose of chemical to the termites. The product Termidor is the industry leader and, along with the “transfer effect,” is the only product that has what’s known as a “transfer effect.” This transfer effect means the barrier Stops termites from entering your property but, also passes the effect to other Termites, as a result, kills out all of the termites colonies as well.
Termiticides differ from repellents since they not only repel the termites, but also kill the termites or remove the main nest.
Chemical barriers vs traditional physical termite barriers
It is wonderful preventive measure to use chemical termite barriers to seal openings that have been created in homes and buildings without a physical barrier in place. They offer protection while not requiring the owner to bear any additional expense.
While it is true that, due to changes in building regulations, all new homes are now built with physical termite barriers in place, it should be noted that due to those rules, the vast majority of residences are pre-termite barrier structures. This is mesh type plastic or metal sheeting that is specifically prepared during construction of the structure to be placed underneath or around the concrete slab (or on top of foundations).
They have a lifespan of up to 50 years and can be used as a long-term prophylactic measure.
Additionally, a chemical Termite barrier is a suitable solution for houses built prior to modifications in building codes. You can expect your property to be safeguarded for up to eight years if you use chemical barriers to do so.
While physical barriers block the termites from entering the property, they are ineffective unless they are used in conjunction with a termiticide like Termidor.
The most effective defence against termites is obtained when used together.
How long do chemical barriers last?
At Certified Home Inspections we Use Termidor chemical barriers, which have an 8-year lifespan. BASF Termidor have a $2 million Assurance warranty. As Termidor educated specialists, we are able to pass on that confidence to our consumers.
How long does the Termite Barrier installation take?
Depending on the size of your property and the area that needs to be protected, installation time may vary.
For a 3-bedroom home, installing an average-sized barrier takes an average of 7-8 hours with two specialists on site. With this arrangement, we can get your property secured from termite damage within a day of us getting to work.
Termite Barriers Trenching and backfilling.
Install your barrier correctly and it can save you a lot of headaches and if you are unsure make sure you use an accredited installer as they must install them correctly.
So if you need a White ant barrier installed correctly or just want to check it is compliant Give Vicki a call to book in a quote for your barrier on 32008586.
All barrier warranties are conditional upon yearly termite inspections.
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