Bug Busters can also treat the soil prior to a slab being poured. We carry out hand sprays using bifenthrin, we can treat the soil beneath slabs, additions, garages and sheds.
Bug Busters are an accredited Altis reticulated termite systems installer. Altis is a patented Reticulation System designed to effectively treat the area under concrete slabs, for protection against infestation by subterranean termites and around the external perimeter of structures to prevent termites entering from the outside of a building. Altis is the only reticulated system that can achieve 50LM pumps from one point.
Altis is installed prior to laying of the concrete slab for the internal system and externally after external work has been completed but prior to any concreting, paving etc. Chemicals are added after the concrete slab has dried and so does not expose occupants to chemicals.
An Altis system’s ability to be recharged avoids the cost of expensive re-treatment including drilling and retrenching which is necessary when the hand spraying (traditional treatment method) is used. This also saves the need to internal drill any sensitive areas such as polished floor boards or the inconvenience of lifting floor coverings. The system can be easily recharged and enables the house owner to take advantage of any new chemicals being made available at a later stage.
The Altis reticulation system has a 50 year life expectancy.
Slab Edge Waterproofing or parging
Parging of a slab edge is for the prevention of rising damp (moisture), in conjunction with the vapour barrier. Bug Busters apply the waterproofing to the slab edge by a hand spray application with our signature orange coloured waterproofing membrane.
Bug Busters can supply both Australian Standard compliant and a budget non compliant curing compound at competitive rates. Chemical curing greatly assists the hydration process and is a significant factor in attaining impermeable, watertight and increased durability concrete, especially in our hot summers. This means no need for ponding the slab which can actually increase the chance of slab cracking due to concrete shock in temperature extremes.
Bug Busters provide a free quoting service on any proposed development from the owner builder to large commercial projects. No job is too small or too large. Plans can be emailed to us in PDF format to use for quoting.
Bug Busters construction manager has 30 years experience in the industry and provides free on-site consultation for all builders and architects.