It is estimated that termite do as much damage as other natural disasters such as earthquake, fires, floods and more. Even a building slab built to strict standards can sometimes crack, allowing termites to enter your home from beneath, undetected.
Physical Termite Barrier is installed as a termite and moisture barrier underneath or around the perimeter of the slab and around pipe penetrations. This will prevent subterranean termites, capable of fitting through a gap sized 1.5mm, from entering your property.
Termite barriers offer long-lasting protection for your property without the need to continually top it up with additional chemicals.
A physical termite barrier system is a layer that is placed underneath or around the slab of your home or buildings.
· Termite barriers come in wide sheets which are laid in the same way as a moisture layer before the slab is poured.
· The termite barrier sheets in are overlapped, sealed with adhesive and taped down with a quality cloth tape.
· The termite barrier is laid either with complete coverage beneath the slab or around the perimeter of the slab and pipe penetrations, depending on your property and requirements. This creates a termite prevention barrier which stops termites from infesting the wood of your building or home.
Australian Standards 3660.1 states that a physical barrier must be installed into all new building works. This include building a new home or construct a new car port, new shed etc. Any renovation to the existing building which requires the installation of new pipe works will also require to have a physical barrier installed (e.g. renovating a new bath room).
GREENZONE and TERM-SEAL are the product we use for termite physical barrier.