Australian Standard 3660.1 notes certain devices that can be installed
during the building process, including
Termite or "Ant caps" on brick piers and walls at floor joist height on
suspended floorings. This method does NOT stop termites - they often build
their mud-shelter tubes around the metal capping.
Protection of wall cavities can be provided using physical barriers, such
as, TermiMesh (stainless steel), GranitGard (crushed granite) or Kordon
(plastic insecticide blanket). We recommend Kordon TMB or Kordon
TB be installed in most instances and a plastic collar cemented into the concrete
slab around the plumbing penetrations to guard against termite entry via
PLEASE NOTE: these physical barriers do NOT protect the most common termite
entry point, being around the external perimeter, most often being around
the concrete floor slab edge and into the wall and roofing timbers via weep
holes in wall cavities.
The TermGuard Piping System should be installed in the soil around the external
perimeter, that is, before garden beds, pavers, pathways are in place. This
allows easy and inexpensive chemical soil barrier treatment of this very
high risk termite entry point at any time in the future.
|Reticulation (piping) Chemical Retreatment Systems
allow for the easy and inexpensive Chemical Soil Barrier Retreatment
at any time in the future.
Home Builders & Architects - please contact us for further information.