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Frequently asked questions
Does the Florida Building Code require a soil pretreat for structures which will not have wood products in it; e.g. pre engineered metal buildings, or aluminum buildings?
Florida’s Building Code requires preventative treatment for any structure with a foundation. Termite infestations occur in any structure that contains cellulose, and even metal building s will contain cellulose in the form of wood finishing and furnishings, stored paper or other cellulose articles, etc.
At what stage of construction should soil treatment for subterranean termite prevention, be applied?
The application of soil applied termiticides for preventative treatment of new construction depends on the creation of a treated zone under and around the foundation of a structure. This is accomplished by three stages of application – to the compacted soil of a foundation prior to the pouring of a foundation prior to the pouring of a slab, along both sides of stem walls, under adjoining slab, and accomplished prior to the issuance of the certificate of occupancy.
What types of termite protection products/systems are required by the code?
The Code requires that termite protection be provided by a registered termiticide, including soil applied termiticides, bait systems, or pesticides labeled for direct application to wood, or an alternative method approved y the building official. All there kinds of products are registered in Florida.
Are products for termite protection required to be approved? If so, who is responsible for the approval?
The products used for this purpose are termiticides, and are not “approved” as such, but are either eligible for registration or not eligible. Termiticides that include directions for use as preventative treatments for new construction can be registered if they meet the requirements of Chapter 5E-2..0311, Florida Administrative Code. This rule is administered by the Florida Department of AGriculture and Consumer SErvices. A list of of termiticides registered as preventative treatment for new construction can be accessed here.
If the soil is disturbed after initial chemical soil treatment, is there a requirement to re-treat?
Section 1816 of the Florida Building Code, requires a retreat to be done.
Who is responsible to retreat when soil is disturbed, the contractor or the pest control company?
In order to be in compliance with the Code, the contractor should contact the pest control company to conduct a retreatment.
Is a vapor barrier required to protect the treated soil against rainfall dilution?
Installation of a vapor barrier is a requirement of the label directions of soil applied termiticides when applied prior to the pouring of concrete slabs. The vapor barrier also protects flooring from sub-slab moisture penetration.
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