Termites And Cracked Slabs

Are you worried that termites could enter your house through cracks in the slab?

Well, it’s a possibility but according to research by the Cement and Concrete Association of Australia, a concrete slab designed and built in accordance with our current footing and slab standard AS2870 should keep the little critters out.

According to the CCAA data sheet, termites can’t get through cracks less than 1.4mm wide. Even though termites are smaller than that, they don’t like the rough concrete edges and have to mud line the crack to make it through.

I know you want to read more for yourself, so here’s the link:

Concrete Slabs as Barriers to Subterranean Termites

How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses

Agricultural drains (also known as ag pipes, agi pipes, soakage drains and slotted pipes) are sometimes used by homeowners and engineers to improve house drainage.

Sometimes agricultural drains are used to fix slab heave and reduce cracking in houses.

However if agricultural drains are specified or built incorrectly, they can easily be the cause of uncontrolled movement and cracking in your house.
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