Pre-Construction Termite Barriers
Specifying your home's preconstruction termite barrier is one of the most important decisions you will make when building your new home. The purpose of a termite management system is to deter hidden termite entry and reduce the risk of termite attack. Island Environmental works with the area’s largest builders to provide high-quality pre-construction treatments throughout South Florida. Our licensed professionals have an in-depth understanding of the new requirements of the Florida Building Code as well as builders’ unique needs.
Protecting homes from termite damage is serious business.
Pretreatments are generally a two-step process. The soil under the foundation is treated prior to pouring the foundation. While this is usually done in one application it can take multiple trips for large foundations that are poured separately. The second step involves the final grade treatment. This service is done after the structure is completed. Final grade treatments involve establishing a continuous barrier around the outside of the foundation.
One of the difficulties of pre-construction treatments is that the timing must be coordinated with the builder. Island Environmental works closely with contractors and builders to effectively perform pre-construction termite treatments. This close working relationship ensures a complete treatment with long term protection.
Depending on the type of construction, budget and the builder’s time constraints along with deadlines, Island Environmnetal offers several efficient, affordable solutions regarding termite treatment during construction. Options include soil-applied liquid treatments, Borate wood treatments for framing, and termite baiting systems. All are designed to prevent termite infestation and as a matter of fact, we guarantee it!
This method involves the application of a termiticide to the soil under the slab, garage floor and around the outside walls. The treated soil is a deterrent to termites.
To increase the level of protection with this method, we also install Termimesh to all service penetrations. The perimeter chemically treated soil will break down within 5 years and further retreatments will be required to maintain the effectiveness of the soil, although the Termimesh penetration protection will still remain effective.
Borate Wood Pre-Treatments
During the dried-in phase of construction, or pest control technicians will apply Bora-Care directly to the wood, concrete and foundation penetrations in one fast, easy, spray application - and you’re done. Termites can’t consume the wood and they can’t tube over it.
Get the termite control solution that doesn’t disrupt your schedule, your workers or your building site. Because Sentricon® is recognized as a stand-alone treatment, once it’s installed, your building investment is protected. No project is too large. The Sentricon System can be used on virtually any structure to protect it against termites.
- Support your certification efforts. Builders can earn one-half Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) point in residential and commercial construction for nontoxic pest control.
- No delays. Sentricon System installation won’t hold up construction stages for new homebuilder crews.
- Code-ready protection. Sentricon meets national code requirements and is recognized by the International Code Council and the National Evaluation Service.
- Add value to your property. Real estate agents may list Sentricon protection as an amenity on home listings.
- Meet lender requirements. Pretreating with Sentricon® meets lending institution requirements as termite protection for new and existing home sales.
Whether you are dealing with new construction or remodeling something old, we offer cost-effective treatment solutions that will stand the test of time. The sooner you schedule your new construction termite protection with Island Environmental, the faster you can get back to business. Our team will always work around your building schedule, not ours, to provide you competitive pest treatment pricing with quality service in South Florida.