The treatments which make a building and its contents termite, proof are known as anti-termite treatments.
Purposes of Anti-termite Treatments
- To prevent the possible invasion of subterranean termites from the ground to the building and its contents through external entry or internal attack from under floors.
- To eliminate the existing effect of dry-wood termites and subterranean termites on wood work, cellulosic material and other contents of a building and to make them resistant to termite attack for future.
Types of Anti-termite Treatments
The anti-termite treatment measures adopted at the time of construction of a building are known as pre-constructional treatments. The soil adjacent or under the building are treated before the construction of building with suitable insecticides or treating solution.
The anti-termite treatment measures employed during the construction of building are known as constructional treatments. This provide in the form of masonry groove or termite shield or string course and cement concrete apron floor, solid type floor, etc during construction.
The anti-termite treatment measures adopted in existing building are known as Post-Constructional Treatments. It is the anti-termite treatment consists of treating the wood work and wooden based materials of an existing building with a suitable chemical termiticide solution.