What is a termite barrier system and what they do for the Sunshine Coast?
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A physical termite barrier is could be composed of a treated wide plastic matrix placed under the slab of a building before it is poured. They overlap and are sealed and taped, either covering the under slab completely or going all around its perimeter. The barrier’s function is to separate your home from the ground where termites may nest so that they would either have to come out into the open and be visible as they cross the physical barrier or would be eliminated prior to entering your property. It is certainly worth having if you are building your own home or adding an extension. It must be installed by an experienced, professional technician and have a warranty.
It is estimated that termites destroy more homes in Australia than all natural disasters combined.
Subterranean termites nest in the ground and feed on plastic, rubber and fibreglass as well as wood. That means house frames, plaster board, cupboards, skirting boards, window and door frames, carpets, the plastic coating on electrical wiring and of course books, papers, paintings and clothes, so your entire home needs to be well protected according to Australian standards. And of course physical barriers work best when your home is checked regularly.
Some Australian timbers are termite resistant, and so are concrete, brick and steel
Traditional physical barriers are called ant caps or termite shields, and used below raised or suspended wooden floors. They must be fitted on the top
of all piers and stumps and built into the walls under the floor frame so that they provide a continuous barrier.
All service pipes that pass through the slab should be protected by a physical barrier approved by the Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
Crushed granite may also be used as a complete or partial physical barrier, and so can a very fine stainless steel mesh. They are laid under the correctly designed and installed concrete slab or just at slab penetrations and joints, and around the building’s perimeter.
Look at your options and install a physical termite barrier
Only a professional can ensure that design and construction will minimise the risk of termite attack. Call Little Critters Pest Control & Termite Management Specialists today if you are living on the Sunshine Coast. Little Critters will see you through. We use the very latest techniques and technologies, and we can guarantee that you will never have any termite infestations again. Stop termites damaging your beloved home right now.