Granitgard | Simone TV: Episode 21
Have you been receiving Tenders for you new home and so many have “Granitgard” listed as an inclusion? In this episode Daniel explains exactly what Granitgard is and how it is installed into your new home.
Today we are here to talk about how to protect your house from termites. I think we all know what termites are? They’re pretty ugly aren’t they? But we need to protect the house from these little creatures.
One of the precautions we take is we use on the home we build is Granitgard. It is a great way to protect your home from white ants.
How Does Granitgard Work?
The Granitgard particle barriers and PVC Strip Shielding is installed into the bottom of the wall cavity lying around the perimeter of the building, and around slab penetrations such as pipe works and joints.
As you can see in this picture here, the Granitgard particles are too large and too heavy for termites to carry. Also, the space between the Granitgard particles are too small for the termites to crawl through.
So, now that you’ve seen all the pictures on how it actually works, let’s show you what it looks like on the inside.
How is it installed?
Now, over here we’ve got what it looks like before the termite protection is installed. So, as you can see here the bricklayers will come in and run one course of brick and you can see the hollow cavity straight down there. They’re 11 course right around the whole house. Then what will happen is guards from Granitgard will come in and they’ll run the plastic barrier around and then the rocks through. Now these are the rocks here. They can’t pick it up, they can’t crawl through it because of all the gaps. So, this is what the Granitgard is.
The professional installers will run it all the way through. Even underneath the sliding door, and all the way through here. They put the plastic strip and more rocks here.
There are a lot of different termite protection out there but Granitgard is the one that we use. In the comments below, I’d love to know what you use as your termite protection and also don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. Thanks for watching.