Visual Termite Barriers | Slab Edge Exposure
Why take the risk… Exposed concrete slabs used as a termite visual barrier if exposed 75mm above the ground comply with Australian Standards AS3660.1.2014. The slab edge is to remain exposed 75mm to inspect for termite leads that can track up the slab edge.
Does a Visual Termite Inspection Zone protect the home?
No, it just provides a visual inspection zone, so termites can be seen “hopefully before any damage occurs.”
Termites travel up slab edges without fear. Did you know Termites can track up an exposed slab edge overnight and start to damage timbers!
The below Image details an alternate solution over a visual slab edge that helps manage the property from termites. The slab edge remains exposed 75mm, a secondary physical barrier like Termseal is installed to prevent the concealed entry as the Urafen shield barrier repels termites.
The Termseal product has a chemical impregnated inside called Bifenthrin that helps manage the property; in this case, it acts as a type of ant capping preventing concealed entry by termites. The Termseal barrier installed in the below photo is proven to deter foraging termites. The Termseal Urafen Shield barrier is compressed by the timber frame that the builder will erect.
Note: Not all Physical Termite barrier installations are the same; always consult a professional Termite accredited installer.
Whenever you doubt deciding on the best method of termite protection, be sure to call The Pest Company for an expert opinion.
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