TERM Sealant Barrier – Termite barrier for plumbing penetrations
TERM Sealant Barrier is a sealant barrier, applied with a caulking gun or smoothing tool, and used for both waterproofing and insect
exclusion . TERM Sealant Barrier is a component of the non-structural TERM Barrier System which, when properly constructed as part of the building envelope, acts as a barrier to almost all pests. Because almost all pests are excluded for the life of the structure, the need for pesticide treatment should be permanently and drastically reduced.
Here are some of the places where it is used:
1. To seal slab penetrations above slab against termite entry
2. As a component of the TERM Full Bath Trap Barrier, to exclude
termites, fire ants, rodents, moles, etc. from entry underneath
bathtubs at ground level
3. To seal slab penetrations (prior to concrete pour) as a
component of the TERM Underslab Barrier
4. To detail small gaps found during construction in horizontal or
vertical portions of the TERM building envelope pest barrier.
Polyguard Products, Barrier Products Division
The Polyguard Particle Barrier is an insect exclusion product and is easy to install. Used around the perimeter of the building, it can significantly reduce the quantity of termiticides needed to protect the structure.
Polyguard has registered our barrier products with the EPA, who
along with state agencies regulates pesticides. However, Polyguard’s barriers are classified by the EPA as “devices”, since they contain no toxic components.
Termites trying to get into a structure are unable to penetrate the
Polyguard Particle Barrier. Also important, in the case of the
Reticuletermes flavipes species, is that the insects are unable to get out of a structure which they previously penetrated. In the majority of infested structures, there is not sufficient moisture in the building for Reticuletermes flavipes, so they have to come out to obtain moisture.