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Submitted: Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 19:34
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we are about to renovate our bathroom and need to cut through the concrete floor to put a new drain in for the shower. my son brought up about termites, this got me thinking what is done when you do dig the floor up. we had the outside treated about six years ago and the house is 22 years old. its a raft /slab.
any suggestions please.
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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 19:43

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 19:43
When a raft slab is constructed it is treated around the perimeter with either a solid barrier or chemical. The same goes for all service penetrations in the slab (sewerage pipes etc)

You will need to get another termite treatment done and have a certificate to supply to the building certifier for when the final inspection is done. If it is done without a building approval I would still get the treatment done and get the certificate as it will assit later if the house is sold or a termite outbreak is found.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 22:56

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 22:56
he he he you wish ----
My missus has poured plenty of slabs and if the termite people aint there by the time the agi turns up there not a hope in hell the granos will wait for them.
you still get charged for it its not like anybodys going to admit to it
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 01:00

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 01:00
Kev,

"it will assit later if the house is sold or a termite outbreak is found"

hahahahahaha you wish ( Again !!!!!! )

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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 07:59

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 07:59
Davoe,

As I said if the renovation is done under a building approval the termite treatment will be required to be done again to any existing termite barrier that have been breached.
I don't think you would find a Pest Control operator that would supply a certificate of compliance for a termite treatment that they have not done. (their insurance company would love it) If it was not done then the final inspection would be failed until compliance to the requirements was done.

Shane had asked for advice and I gave him what would be required if he was doing it under a Building Approval. It is easier to prevent a termite problem than fix one.
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 14:50

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 14:50
You have to comply with coucil requirements, But from what i've seen a pest certificate, in most cases is good for about five minutes after the job is done. Nobody accepts full liability for anything these days.


Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Member - Peter D M - Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 22:00

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 22:00
hi shane,
as said above, contact a pest control contractor and after the plumbing has been done fill the hole with sand to 1oomm below top of concrete and they with drench the area before you fill with concrete.
regards peter
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Reply By: Member - shane (SA) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 11:01

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 11:01
thanks for all replies.
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Follow Up By: PandJ - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 16:58

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 16:58
Now This site is full of TERMITES not 4X4's. Better sell ya Nissan as it carts them to your location
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