Pre-Construction Termite Barriers

An extensive AUSTRALIAN STANDARD (AS3660 Protection of buildings from subterranean termites) deals with protecting homes from termite attack. This standard provides minimum guidelines for homeowners, builders and pest controllers on termite control and protection. The Building Code of Australia which is administered by local government authorities, requires various measures be taken when your home is built.

Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive timber pest in the world and are responsible for causing the greatest economic losses of timber in several parts of the world. Each year, the subterranean termite is accountable for causing more damage to homes and commercial properties than fires, storms, floods and earthquakes combined.
Termites have been around for more than 240 million years, can adapt to ever-changing environments and are known to destroy homes and building constructions within 3 months of entry. Even a building slab built to Australian Standards can sometimes crack, allowing termites to enter your home from beneath, undetected.

Specifying your home’s termite management system (preconstruction termite barrier) is one of the most important decisions you will make when building your new home. The purpose of a termite management system is to deter hidden termite entry and reduce the risk of termite attack.
A 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. These same products can be used around stumps and footings, they can be adapted to almost all situations.
It offers long-lasting protection for your property without the need to continually top it up with additional chemicals.

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