Termite Pre-Treatments Methods
Preconstruction “Pre Slab Phase” of Liquid Termite Pretreatment.
10 Things Every Builder should know about “Pre Slab Contraction” Termite Pretreatments
- Out of all of the different methods of termite treatment and protection methods pre-slab liquid treatment is by far the cheapest.
- Depending on the size of the slab, water must be available onsite.
- Treatment must be coordinated with the concrete company prior to the laying down of plastic tarp or rebar.
- All subcontractors must be off the site at the time of treatment.
- A minimum of the acting subcontractor must be present at the time of service to sign all legal paperwork.
- All warranty information will go to the owner of the construction site after the job is performed.
- We will require at least 48 hours notification prior to treatment.
- All plans for termite pretreatments must be emailed to Johnny@SaviorTPC.com
- Warranty for all liquid Termite Pretreatments are 5 years.
- We charge a minimum of .15 per square foot on all liquid pretreatments and a minimum of cost of $300.00 + tax, that will cover up to 2000 square feet and = 200 gallons. However this treatment must be performed in the DFW area and this formula does not apply to any other form of termite application or treatment.
Once the slab is cured we can no longer perform a termite liquid pre-treatment to the soil.
Treatment must be coordinated with the concrete company prior to the laying down of plastic tarp or rebar.
Post Construction “Dried In Phase” of Bora Care Termite Pretreatment
10 Reasons Why Every Builder should specify Bora-Care Termite Pretreatments Post Slab
- Builders are saving a full day of cycle time by switching to Bora-Care pretreats. Bora-Care eliminates the need to coordinate schedules between concrete companies and pest management professionals (PMPs). Bora-Care is applied during the dried-in phase of construction.
- Bora-Care eliminates weather delays. Traditional soil treatments require application to dry ground after the footers are dug. Bora-Care is applied directly to the wood and concrete on walls, subfloors, sill plates, piers and expansion joints, as well as around pipe chases and plumbing. Weather is simply not a factor.
- Bora-Care eliminates the need for crews to leave the job site. In traditional soil pretreatments, workers are required by law to leave the site during application and stay away until the application is completed. With Bora-Care, your crew can keep right on working.
- HUD allows Bora-Care treatments. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 99-A form allows direct wood treatment of Bora-Care as a primary termite treatment in new home construction.
- Efficacy tests show proven results. Research from a 12-year study by the USDA Forest Service and Mississippi State University’s Forest Products Laboratory showed wood treated with Bora-Care stopped termite attacks and prevented subterranean termites from tubing over treated wood. In addition, tests conducted at Louisiana State University have shown that Bora-Care applied to concrete surfaces will prevent Formosan termite tubing. Treated wood is also protected against carpenter ants, old house borers, powder post beetles and decay fungi.
- Treatments near water are no longer a concern. With soil treatments, there is the concern of chemicals leaching into a nearby water source. When you pretreat the wood and concrete, that’s ALL you treat.
- Soil termiticides can cause some plumbing pipes to leak. Bora-Care has shown no compatibility issues with any type of plumbing pipes, and will not corrode metal fasteners, fittings or nails.
- Toxicity is a rising concern among homeowners. With traditional soil treatments, hundreds of gallons of pesticides are pumped into the ground under and around a home. Bora-Care is a low odor termiticide that is applied directly to the wood—answering the concerns of homeowners who are demanding less-toxic alternatives.
- International building code. Bora-Care is listed in the International Building Code and the International Residential Code. Bora-Care meets the sill plate end-cut requirements set by building codes and the American Wood-Preservers’ Association (AWPA M4).
- Excavation and landscaping do not affect the treatment. Leaky water lines, improper drainage and even the landscaping process can break a soil termiticide barrier, rendering soil pretreatments ineffective by the time the house is complete. With Bora-Care, you’re treating the wood, and once again, a problem is eliminated.
Bora Care termite pre-treatments can be done with or without dye