Termite Protection Building Alterations
Termites also known as white ants cause millions of dollars of damage to homes and buildings in Australia. The Building Code of Australia (BCA) has enforced that any alterations to existing homes require a form of termite management to be installed to deter termite attack. It is important to that your building contractor engages a termite manager to install the termite protection
How can termites enter your home unnoticed?
Below list some examples of how termites can gain access to your home without you even knowing;
- if there are construction joints in your slab the termites can enter through the joints
- if there are unprotected pluming penetrations through the slab, termites can squeeze in between the penetration and the slab
- if you have timber posts attached to your external walls and the timber posts are in direct ground contact
- stored goods up against the building edge
- installing structures up against the building edge for example a shed, water tank, pool pump housing
- building garden beds up against the building edge
- if the ground level is up to or above weepholes
What building alterations require termite protection and a form 16?
When any alterations are carried out a physical or replenishable form of termite protection needs to be installed and a Form 16 issued by the Termite Manager. The building approval will not be issued without a Form 16. It is important if you have a contractor carry out alteration work to ensure termite protection is installed. Alterations to exisiting building that require termite preventative protection to be installed;
A new driveway or patio – if you are having a concrete slab poured that is abutting your existing house slab termites can gain access through the join between the two slabs. A termite replenishment can be installed to the proposed area prior to the concrete being laid. A trench is dug, the old soil is replaced with new soil which is treetd with Termidor and the replenishment hose is installed into the soiled area. There is a charge point to allow the system to repumped with Termidor in subsequent years.
A new bathroom or change to an exisiting bathroom – if your plumber drills through your slab this can create a concealed entry for termites, this can be protected by various termite products depending on the type of construction, in the photo’s below the cut concrete has been protected with GT Granular Beads
Besides needing a Form 16 for the building certifier it is good to know that between the building owner and the contractor they have taken the precautions to protect the alterations to the building from termite attack by have a licensed termite technician install the appropriate termite protection
What people say about us
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Thank you to Belinda and Deano. I was using an alternate service and we ended up with termites. I rang Top Choice Pest Control and Deano came that day, located the source, treated them and then followed up in the following weeks. Termites all gone and we haven’t seen any other pests too. Great service and great price!
Deano did our pest control and was very friendly and thorough. He was flexible in the time that he could carry out the pest control as I had limited time as I work long hours. Deano was very friendly yet professional and explained what he was doing. Since my pest control has been carried out we have not seen let alone had any issues with cockroaches, ants or any other bugs. I have and would recommend them to friends and family. Thanks again guys.
Belinda and her husband were very quick in communicating with me to provide information and a quote, and were very helpful when trying to organise an inspection and treatment. Best price I found in the area. I even got a phone call after the treatment to explain the report in details for me. Thank you! Would recommend this company to others.
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Thank you Deano for your professional service and the efficient manner in which you carried out the Pest Control and Termite Inspection on my home. I will continue being a regular customer from now on and I have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family members who also need Pest Control Services
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I would like to thank Deano and his team for the great work they have done at our place. My husband and I have really appreciated making business with them. They tick all the boxes; they are professional, punctual, dedicated, hard workers, accurate, thorough, careful, and always concerned with the client’s satisfaction. To that I would like to add their kindness, patience and cheerfulness. I would highly recommend Deano and his team from Kawana Top Choice Pest Control. Greatly satisfied,
I am extremely impressed with Top Choice Pest Control. Deano located the nest and entry points very quickly and prevented a major infestation continuing dead in its tracks. He conducted himself in a very professional manner and I found him to be completely honest in his appraisal of the infestation. I was very pleased with the cost of the treatment which was less than I expected but was what was quoted. The post-treatment inspections put my mind at ease and I will refer Top Choice as the number 1 Termite and Pest Control company I have ever dealt with. My builder father was on site during the treatment and was so impressed with the feedback and explanations from Deeno that he has already referred clients to Top Choice.
We have been using Kawana’s Top Choice Pest Control for over 3 years now. we have used them for Pest inspections and pest control. Belinda and Deano are a great team! Deano is very professional and thorough – I wouldn’t use anyone else on the Sunshine Coast.
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We have used Top Choice Pest Control for 7 years now and we wouldn’t go anywhere else. Other than great service and affordable prices, the guys are so professional and are always happy to answer any questions I’ve had. I have a dog that is allergic to fleas and every year we get a full flea service done with our general pest control and our dog has never had a problem since. They go above and beyond to make sure we are happy with their service.