How thick is a termite barrier?

TERM Water|Termite Barrier is a strong, pliable, self-adhesive sheet made of a 4-mil high density polyethylene film integrally bonded to 64 mils of barrier sealant. Total thickness is 68 mils. 18.6m).

How long does a termite barrier last Australia?

A physical termite barrier is a plastic barrier that is laid out around the perimeter of the house during construction, against the brickwork. Physical barriers are a compulsory part of the building code of practices and applicable to all homes built after 2001. These particular systems last for 20 years.

What is the best termite barrier?

The most effective termite treatment for slab homes without a doubt is a chemical barrier. We use and recommend Termidor as it provides 8 year protection for your home.

What is the National Construction Code provision and the Australian standard for termite management?

Both the Building Code of Australia and the Australian Standard AS 3660.1 only require protection of the structural elements of buildings. This limited requirement can leave many other facets of buildings susceptible to termite attack.

What are termite shields made of?

Termite shields are made of durable metals that will not corrode, including galvanized steel, galvanized iron and copper. These non-cellulose materials are not attractive to termites and cannot be penetrated by termites.

What is termite shield flashing?

TERM Flashing Moisture|Termite Barrier is a “peel and stick” barrier membrane used where waterproofing, energy sealing, and insect exclusion is needed. TERM Flashing Moisture|Termite Barrier is applied where the horizontal concrete slab intersects with exterior sheathing.

Are termite barriers worth it?

So, the cost of a chemical termite barrier is worth it to protect your investment. Depending on the size of your perimeter, a full treatment can cost somewhere between $1,500 to $5,000. There are cheaper alternatives, such as those that use a repellent termiticide. But repelling termites doesn’t get rid of the problem.

Do termite barriers really work?

Do termite barriers really work? Termite barriers work and they’re one of the most effective methods to keeping your home termite-free. A chemical termite barrier surrounds the perimeter of your home with a chemical solution that’s toxic to termites.

What are some of the types of termite barriers?

Termite barriers come in a wide variety of forms. Physical, non-chemical barriers include sand and basaltic particle barriers, as well as stainless steel mesh barriers. Chemical versions include soil treatments and plastic barriers that are treated with termiticide.

What is the Australian Standards for termite requirements?

Australian Standard AS 3660.2-2000 Termite management – In and around existing buildings and structures sets a minimum standard for termite management in and around existing buildings and structures as part of Australian Standard’s ‘Termite management’ group of standards.

Are termite shields effective?

Termite shields are breeders of false confidence. Termite shields do not prevent the entry of termites, but supposedly force the termites to build a tube around the shield, so their presence can be detected during an annual inspection.

What is a termite cap?

Pier termite caps maximise protection in the home against termites or white ants. They form a physical barrier to termite invasion as they sit between the post and the bearer, overlapping the perimeter of the post by approximately 20mm to 40mm or more.

What are the new Australian standards for termite management?

The newly revised Australian Standards are: AS 3660.3:2014 Termite Management Part 3: Assessment Criteria for Termite Management Systems The revisions address concerns about: (i) use of the term “termite barrier” in AS 3660.1 and the NCC (National Construction Code); (ii) the consistency of certification of termite management systems.

How many species of termites are in Australia?

Australia is home to approximately 350 species of termites, about 30 of which have achieved pest status. Termites eat cellulose and many will eat timber and timber products, and common items around homes such as furniture, paper and fabrics.

Does the BCA require a termite management system?

Where the BCA requires a termite management system, and a chemical termite management system is to be provided to satisfy that requirement, the chemical must be able to be reapplied regardless of whether the area requiring treatment is concealed or inaccessible.

What is the as 3660 termite management standard?

This Standard works with AS 3660.1–2014 Termite management Part 1: New building work providing tools to manage termite risks to both existing structures and after construction of new buildings. Australia is home to approximately 350 species of termites, about 30 of which have achieved pest status.