How is Kordon Installed?
Kordon is a flexible and durable laminate that is installed in your home by an accredited Kordon Installer while it is being built. It acts as a physical and chemical termite barrier, covering those areas of your home that may be susceptible to termites entering through underground tunnels.
The purpose of having a Kordon barrier in your home is to ensure that any termites attempting to enter your home will need to do via the external walls of your home, building their mud tunnels up above ground and making their activity highly visible. This ensures that a pest control professional can address the termite problem before they do extensive damage to your home.
The two main types of Kordon Installations
Kordon Termite Barrier (TB) - installed in conjunction with a concrete slab.
Kordon can be installed as a perimeter termite barrier to all building types such as, but not limited to:
- In-fill slabs
- Waffle pods
- Slab edge rebates,
- Tilt-slab or bearer
- Joist construction.
This ensures that the termites will not be able to enter your home over the edge of the concrete slab.
Kordon can also be installed to provide protection to:
- Retaining walls,
- Internal step downs,
- Construction joints and,
- Access ramps.
In addition, Kordon is also used as a protection system for pipes and penetrations, which ensures that termites will be unable to enter your home through holes in the slab that are used to allowing piping.
Kordon Termite Moisture Barrier (TMB) – Installed underneath the concrete slab.
Kordon Termite Moisture Barrier is a complete under slab barrier, providing both termite and moisture protection. Kordon TMB is installed on the bedding sand before the steel reinforcing mesh is laid and the concrete slab is poured over the top of the steel mesh and the Kordon.
All slab penetrations (holes in the concrete slab that allow piping to run form the ground through to the home) are individually protected by Kordon as part of the full Termite and Moisture Barrier installation.