A Termite Barrier is a Must for Your New Home

Protect your investment

Are you in the process of building a new home? Protect your investment and make sure you have a termite barrier installed. While it may seem like an extra expense, it’s well worth it in the long run.

Did you know ... in Australia, termites can cause more damage to homes than fires, floods and wild weather combined? Termites can cause severe damage to a home and can often go unnoticed until it’s too late.

A termite barrier will not only protect your home from termites, but it will also increase the value of your property.

What is a termite barrier?

A termite barrier is a physical barrier that is installed around the perimeter of a home to protect it from termites.

There are a few different types of termite barriers available, so it’s important to choose the right one for your home. The most common type of barrier is made from plastic or steel, and it is installed around the perimeter of your home.

Another option is a chemical termite barrier, which uses chemicals to kill any termites that come into contact with it. This type of barrier is more expensive than a plastic or steel barrier, but it is more effective at stopping termites from getting into your home.

The Kordon termite system acts as both a physical and a chemical barrier against termites and prevents termites from entering your home and eating away at any timber stopping any concealed entry points.

Whichever type of barrier you choose, make sure you have it installed by a professional to ensure that it’s done properly and will keep your home safe from termites.

Why do you need a termite barrier for your new home?

There are many benefits of having a termite barrier installed on your home. Most importantly, it protects your investment and keeps your home in good condition. It also helps to ensure that your home is termite-free, which can save you a lot of money in the long run.

1. Protect your biggest asset

Your home is one of your biggest investments, so it’s important to protect it from termites and other pests. A termite barrier is an effective way to do just that.

Termites are a huge problem in the Australia and can cause serious damage to your home if left unchecked. Research suggests more than 30,000 homes each year are attacked by termites.

White ants, another name for termites, can cause extensive damage to homes if left unchecked. A termite management plan can help protect your home before foundations are even laid. A termite barrier will help to prevent termites from entering your home and infesting your property.

It is a good idea to install a termite barrier when you build your home, or when you do any renovations. The barrier can be installed in the foundations of your home, or around the exterior walls.

Make sure to choose a qualified professional to install your termite barrier, so you can be sure it is done correctly. Kordon Warranty Centre has a list of accredited installers.

2. Termite protection is mandatory

The National Construction Code outlines specific termite risk management guidelines. Your new home is required to have a built-in termite management system, or be built with termite-resistant materials, in order to protect it from damage. Regular pest inspections and maintenance of the termite management system are also imperative – especially if warranties are involved. Learn more about Termite Protection Warranties here.

How Kordon is installed and how it works

Kordon is installed during the construction process, protecting penetration points through the concrete slab, it is installed around the perimeter of the home, to deter concealed termite access. Once completed by an accredited Kordon installer, as the homeowner, you will be issued with a certificate of installation.

Kordon comprises polyester webbing containing the active ingredient deltamethrin, laminated between two UV stable, low-density polyethylene sheets.

A termite management system is designed to ensure termites are forced to build visible mud tubes in obvious areas to avoid the Kordon, alerting your termite inspector, so that they can take action to remove the termites before they cause significant damage.

Benefits of using Kordon

Kordon is an innovative termite barrier that has been proven to provide the best long-term chemical and physical defence against the concealed entry of subterranean termites when installed correctly.

Made in Adelaide and patented by Envu, one of the world’s largest environmental science companies, Kordon has been tested extensively by the CSIRO over more than two decades.

Kordon meets Australian standards and is very flexible, making it suitable for all building applications – for new homes or existing buildings. The Kordon Termite System is excellent for high-risk areas, it is allergen-free and non-hazardous.

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