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 does comply with Australian Standards AS3660.1.2014. The slab edge is to remain exposed 75mm to be able 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 with limited 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. Where the slab edge still remains exposed 75mm, a secondary physical barrier like Termseal is installed to prevent the concealed entry as the termites are repelled by the Urafen shield barrier.
The Termseal product has chemical impregnated inside called Bifenthrin that helps in the protection of the property, in this case it acts like an ant capping. 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 will erected by the builder.
Note: Not all Physical Termite barrier installations are the same, always consult a professional Termite accredited installer.
Whenever you are in doubt deciding on the best method of termite protection be sure to call The Pest Company for an expert opinion.