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HomeGuard

Precision Termite Management

Installation Manual
Version 5C
2015

This manual is and will remain the property of FMC Australasia Pty Ltd. No part of this manual can be
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FMC Australasia Pty Ltd 2015

FMC, HomeGuard and Biflex are registered trademarks of FMC Corporation, Philadelphia, USA.
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HomeGuard Precision Termite Management System Overview .................................. 8


Introduction .................................................................................................................... 8
Purpose of a Termite Management System ................................................................... 8
HomeGuard Products .................................................................................................. 10
HomeGuard Product Range......................................................................................... 11
CodeMark Certificate ................................................................................................... 12
Installation Guide ......................................................................................................... 13
Site preparation ....................................................................................................... 13
Joining of HomeGuard Sheets ................................................................................. 13
Repair Patches to HomeGuard Sheet Products. ..................................................... 13
Service penetrations ...................................................................................................... 14
HomeGuard Pre- Formed Collars (SP1) .................................................................. 14
Service penetrations ...................................................................................................... 15
HomeGuard FlexiCollars (SP1A) ............................................................................. 15
HomeGuard sheet Collar (SP2). .............................................................................. 16
Vertical penetrations (SP3) ...................................................................................... 19
Multiple penetrations and clusters (SP4) ................................................................. 20
Steel post collar installations (SP5) ....................................................................... 20
Pier protection using HomeGuard GT...................................................................... 21
Conduit Void Protection using HomeGuard GT (SP CON) ...................................... 23
Penetration Changes (SP GT) ................................................................................. 23
Steps for moving penetrations in set concrete slabs (SPGT) .................................. 24
Internal pipe/conduit wrapping ................................................................................. 25
Full Under-Slab Installations ......................................................................................... 26
Installation Notes for HomeGuard TMB Full Under-slab Installations .......................... 26
Above: Symbol indicating where the HomeGuard Sheet is required to be folded
overFull under-slab monolithic slab (FU1) ............................................................. 26
Full under-slab monolithic slab (FU1) .................................................................... 27
Full under-slab Tied monolithic (FU2) .................................................................... 27
Stiffened slab with edge beam monolithic (FU3)................................................... 28
Waffle Pod - Full under-slab (FU4) .......................................................................... 28
Full under-slab infill non-monolithic (FU5) ............................................................ 29
Stiffened slab with edge beam non-monolithic (FU6) ........................................... 29
Full under-slab & perimeter cavity installation- Block Construction (FU7) ............... 30

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Full under-slab variation Areas North of the Tropic of Capricorn FU NT1....... 31


Suspended floors ........................................................................................................... 32
Suspended Floor various (Mis2) ........................................................................... 32
Step Down Slabs ............................................................................................................ 33
Garage Step-Down - Block Construction (SD1) ....................................................... 33
Garage step-down Block Construction Variation One (SD2) ................................ 33
Garage step-down Block Construction Variation Two (SD3) ................................ 34
Paths and Additions....................................................................................................... 35
External Perimeter Detail Paths (EP1).................................................................. 35
External perimeter detail additional footing slab (EP2) ......................................... 36
Stepless entry - (EP 3)............................................................................................. 36
External perimeter paths and drives with less than 75mm inspection zone (EP4) ... 37
Structural Retaining Walls ............................................................................................. 38
Installation notes for retaining walls ............................................................................. 38
Retaining wall (RW1) ............................................................................................... 39
Retaining wall (RW2) ............................................................................................... 40
Retaining wall (RW3) ............................................................................................... 40
Critical Joints ................................................................................................................. 41
Construction joints (CJ1) ......................................................................................... 41
Perimeter Cavity Installations ....................................................................................... 42
Perimeter Cavity Detail Installations using HomeGuard DPC as an approved (AS 2870)
Damp Proof Course ..................................................................................................... 42
Perimeter cavity - HomeGuard DPC and HomeGuard PB....................................... 42
Perimeter cavity detail single rebate (DPC1) ........................................................ 43
Perimeter cavity detail South Australian Rebate (DPCSA1) ................................. 44
Perimeter Cavity Detail Installations Using HomeGuard DPC or HomeGuard PB with
Separate Builders DPC ................................................................................................ 45
Perimeter cavity -HomeGuard DPC and HomeGuard PB........................................ 45
Perimeter cavity detail single rebate (PC1) / (PCB1) ............................................ 46
Perimeter cavity detail multi rebate (PC2) / (PCB2) .............................................. 46
Perimeter cavity detail multi rebate (PC2a) / (PCB2a) .......................................... 47
Perimeter cavity detail - Render (PC3) / (PCB3) ..................................................... 47
Perimeter cavity detail - non-monolithic infill (PC4) / (PCB4) ................................... 48
Stiffened raft slab with edge beam (PC6) / (PCB6)............................................... 48

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Perimeter cavity detail Concrete Block (PC7) / (PCB7) ........................................ 49


Cyclone Tie-down Rods........................................................................................... 50
Perimeter cavity Door Sill Blocks (Mis3) - Block Construction .............................. 51
Cladding Design (PC8) / (PCB8) ............................................................................. 53
Cladding Design (PC 9) / (PCB9) ............................................................................ 53
Cladding Design (PC 10) / (PCB10) ........................................................................ 54
Perimeter cavity detail South Australian Rebate (PC 11) / (PCB 11) .................... 54
Commercial Detail Concrete Tilt Panels ............................................................... 55
(PC 12) / (PCB12) (PC 12a) / (PCB12a) .......................................................... 55
Commercial Detail Concrete Tilt Panels - internal walls (PC 13) / (PCB13) ......... 55
Single Leaf Masonry Wall on a Zero allotment (Misc 5) / (MiscB 5)....................... 56
HomeGuard Corners ...................................................................................................... 57
Pre-Fabricated Corner Construction ........................................................................ 57
Continuous Corners ................................................................................................. 58
Perimeter Corners- (Block Construction with Starter Bars) ..................................... 59
Repair of HomeGuard Corners (On-site) ................................................................. 60
South Australian corner construction ....................................................................... 61
Corners for Infill Slabs ( e.g.: PC4) ............................................................................... 63
Corners for Infill Slabs ( e.g.: PC4) continued ............................................................. 65
HomeGuard GT Perimeter Cavity............................................................................... 67
Instructions for HomeGuard GT perimeter cavity installations ..................................... 67
Cavity Step-downs using HomeGuard GT ............................................................... 68
If the slab steps down within the cavity when using HomeGuard GT Cut a
piece of HomeGuard DPC in the shape of a T as illustrated below. ...................... 68
Perimeter cavity detail single Rebate (GTPC1) .................................................... 69
Perimeter cavity detail multi rebate (GTPC1) SA .................................................. 69
Correct Application for Concrete/Sheet Adhesion ...................................................... 72
HomeGuard Termiflex - Perimeter Cavity Installations............................................... 75
Side Fixing using HomeGuard Termiflex DPCSP1............................................. 76
Side Fixing using HomeGuard Termiflex DPCSP2 Infill Slab ............................ 77
Control Joints: HomeGuard Termiflex can be used as a termite barrier in control
joints. Control joint gaps MUST be filled with TERMIFLEX to a depth of at least
20mm....................................................................................................................... 78

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Using HomeGuard Termiflex to Install barriers in Conduits: Entirely fill void


between wires and conduit (Always get building supervisors permission before
undertaking this application) ....................................................................................... 79
Miscellaneous Installation Details ................................................................................ 80
Tiling across doorways ............................................................................................ 80
Bath Block-out method (Mis4) .............................................................................. 80
Appendices ..................................................................................................................... 81
(Appendix A) ................................................................................................................ 81
Accessories:- ........................................................................................................... 81
HomeGuard - Service penetration warning stickers................................................. 81
Cloth Tape ............................................................................................................... 81
Installation tools ....................................................................................................... 81
(Appendix B) ................................................................................................................ 82
Supporting Documents ............................................................................................ 82
Warranty Process .................................................................................................... 82
Installation Diagrams ..................................................................................................... 84
Service Penetrations and Collars ................................................................................. 84
Under-Slab Installations ............................................................................................... 85
Step-down Slabs .......................................................................................................... 86
Paths and Extensions .................................................................................................. 86
Structural Retaining Walls ............................................................................................ 86
Perimeter Cavity Installations....................................................................................... 87
Perimeter Cavity Installations Continued .................................................................. 88
Miscellaneous Installations .......................................................................................... 88
Other................................................................................................................................ 89
Approved Adhesives .................................................................................................... 89
Additional Information .................................................................................................. 89
HomeGuard Precision Termite Management System Overview ................................ 93
Introduction .................................................................................................................. 93
Purpose of a Termite Management System ................................................................. 93
Qualifications ............................................................................................................... 93
HomeGuard Protectacote Features and Benefits ........................................................ 94
Product Description ....................................................................................................... 95
HomeGuard Protectacote Primer ................................................................................. 95

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HomeGuard Protectacote ............................................................................................ 95


HomeGuard Protectacote Product Images .................................................................. 96
Installation Procedures.................................................................................................. 97
Surface Preparation ..................................................................................................... 97
Priming ......................................................................................................................... 97
Special Precautions ................................................................................................. 97
Application and Thickness of Film ................................................................................ 97
Brush-on .................................................................................................................. 97
Roll-on ..................................................................................................................... 98
Spray-on .................................................................................................................. 98
Curing Time ............................................................................................................. 98
Application Instructions ................................................................................................ 98
Infill Slab ...................................................................................................................... 98
Concrete Block........................................................................................................... 100
Cyclone Tie Down Rods ............................................................................................ 101
Clading Design........................................................................................................... 102
South Australian Rebate ............................................................................................ 103
Concrete Tilt Panels ................................................................................................... 104
Backfilled Retaining Walls .......................................................................................... 105
Control Joints ............................................................................................................. 106
APPENDIX ..................................................................................................................... 107
CodeMark Certificate ........................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
APVMA Label ................................................................................................................ 107
DIRECTIONS FOR USE ........................................................................................ 108
INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE WARNING .............................................................. 108
GROUP ................................................................................................................. 108
3A .......................................................................................................................... 108
INSECTICIDE ........................................................................................................ 108
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION ................................................................................... 108
CRITICAL APPLICATION DETAILS ...................................................................... 109
INSTALLATION/APPLICATION ............................................................................ 109
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS ........................................................................... 110
SERVICE REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................. 110
RE-ENTRY PERIOD.............................................................................................. 111

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PROTECTION OF FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT ............... 111


PROTECTION OF PETS AND LIVESTOCK ......................................................... 111
STORAGE AND DISPOSAL .................................................................................. 111
SAFETY DIRECTIONS.......................................................................................... 111
FIRST AID ............................................................................................................. 111
Material Safety Data Sheet .................................................................................... 111
Warranty ................................................................................................................ 112

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HomeGuard Precision Termite Management System Overview

Introduction

HomeGuard is an innovative patented Precision Termite Management System that has


been developed by FMC Australasia Pty Ltd, a company with a proud reputation for
providing effective professional pest management solutions to the Australian pest
management industry, for over 15 years.

Under the Australian Standard AS3660.1 Termite Management Part 1: New building work
HomeGuard is classified as a chemical termite barrier in a non-soil matrix and can be
utilised as a physical Termite Management System meeting the Deemed-to-Satisfy
requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) through the CodeMark approval
(SAIG CM20003).

Purpose of a Termite Management System

The purpose of a termite management system is defined under Section 2 Performance


criteria of AS3660.1 Termite Management Part 1: New building work as A termite
barrier system shall deter concealed entry to the building by termites. The purpose of
HomeGuard is to deprive subterranean termites possible entry into the structure via
concealed access. A regular inspection regime is required to identify the possible bridging
of a Termite Management System and so minimise the potential for damage to the
structure.

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Features Benefits
PROTECTS Physically protects the structure from subterranean
Triple
termite attack
Whammy
REPELS Repels termites away from the barrier
Effect
KILLS - Termites will die if they come into contact with HomeGuard
products for an extended period of time.

Was the first physical termite barrier to be registered with the


APVMA Registered
APVMA

Polymers are Impregnated with The ONLY physical barrier which contains a REGISTERED
Biflex TERMITICIDE Biflex- which has had a long and successful
existence as a registered liquid termiticide in Australia

CodeMark approval ensures that the whole HomeGuard system


CodeMark Accredited meets the full requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA)

HomeGuards Range of products is designed suit to many types of


Versatile Product Range
installations and building types.

Non- Sensitizing with no sharp edge.


Installer Friendly Can be heat sealed for durability

Designed as a tough and flexible barrier, it will not delaminate,


Highly Durable Design split or tear, is non-corrosive and is designed to last the life of the
building.

Designed and manufactured in Australia from local and imported


Proudly Australian Made
materials

The physical characteristics of HomeGuard ensure that there is an


Perfect Consistency
even and consistent distribution of the termiticide active ingredient
throughout the entire polymer matrix

HomeGuard PB
Helps create better binding and is more robust
Single Sided Embossing

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HomeGuard Products

HomeGuard products offer both a physical and chemical protection against subterranean
termites. All HomeGuard products contain bifenthrin at 0.01%.

HomeGuard product list:-

HomeGuard TMB
- A high impact polymer 200 micron sheeting that provides both a moisture
barrier and a subterranean termite barrier in the one installation.

HomeGuard DPC
- A high impact polymer 500 micron sheeting that offers both perimeter
subterranean termite protection and damp proofing through the one installation.

HomeGuard PB
- A high impact polymer 300 micron sheeting that is used for perimeter/cavity
protection against subterranean termites.

HomeGuard GT
- A light weight polymer bead that can be applied into the cavity as a full
perimeter installation, or can be used for situation where the installation of sheet
materials is not practical.

HomeGuard Collars (40mm, 50mm, 80mm, 100mm)


- A pre-formed extruded polymer collar that offers both physical and chemical
protection against subterranean termites for service penetrations.

HomeGuard FlexiCollars (40mm, 50mm, 80mm, 100mm)


- A pre-formed, flexible single layer collar that offers both physical and chemical
protection against subterranean termites for service penetrations.

Approved Colour Variations

Approved colour variations for HomeGuard TMB, HomeGuard DPC, HomeGuard PB and
HomeGuard FlexiCollars products are; blue, white and red.

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HomeGuard Product Range
HomeGuard TMB HomeGuard DPC

HomeGuard GT with HG PB cover strip HomeGuard Collars

HomeGuard FlexiCollars HomeGuard PB

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CodeMark Certificate

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Installation Guide
The following illustration diagrams indicate the most common situations where HomeGuard can be
installed. The diagrams should be used as a guide to the correct installation of HomeGuard.

HomeGuard may be installed as a complete under-slab treatment providing both termite and
moisture protection or as flexible termite management measures that can be used as part of a
complete Termite Management System. If HomeGuard is used in combination with a concrete
slab, the slab must be poured in accordance with AS2870 (Residential slabs and footings
construction). The leading edge of the slab must be smooth and level with any rough edges made
good to ensure HomeGuard is in direct contact with the concrete slab at all times. Additionally,
where the leading edge of the slab is undulating, the installer must ensure that there is continuous
contact of HomeGuard with the slab so as to ensure the integrity of the barrier is maintained by
use of HomeGuard Termiflex glue.

HomeGuard PB has embossing on one side only. HomeGuard PB is to be installed with the
embossed side of the sheet facing upward when placed onto the slab or brickwork.

Site preparation
Prior to installation it is recommended that site inspection is carried out and the following activities
be undertaken
Eliminate active nests of wood feeding subterranean termite species within 50m from the
proposed building work.
All tree stumps, roots and logs should be removed from the building footprint.
All timber off-cuts, debris, removable framework (falsework) and other waste material should be
removed from the area where HomeGuard is to be installed.

Prior to installing HomeGuard TMB in a full under slab situation;


Ensure that all under slab ground works are completed electrical, water etc.
Ensure that bedding sand preparation is completed.
Check and remove any foreign objects that may compromise the integrity of the sheet.

Joining of HomeGuard Sheets


HomeGuard DPC and HomeGuard PB perimeter applications must be joined in a straight run of
wall. The minimum required overlap when joining sheets is 200mm.
Pre-made corners should have an overlap of 200mm minimum.
HomeGuard TMB requires a minimum overlap of 200mm. Joins must be held in place until such
time as the concrete slab is poured. Use of cloth tape or approved adhesive to secure the overlap
is a requirement.

Repair Patches to HomeGuard Sheet Products.


If at any time a section of HomeGuard sheet is damaged in such a way as to result in a hole, cut or
tear then a patch needs to be applied.

The patch is to be constructed from the same grade of sheet as that which has been
damaged. (i.e.: HomeGuard PB patch to fix a hole in HomeGuard PB
Where practical, the patch needs to exceed the damaged area by at least 100 mm in all
directions.
The patch needs to be attached to the HomeGuard sheet using a bonding agent such as cloth
tape or approved adhesive glue.

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Service penetrations

HomeGuard Pre- Formed Collars (SP1)

Slip the collar over the penetration pipe and push down to a depth where it will be fully
contained within the concrete
Do not glue the collars to the pipes
Install prior to pouring of the concrete slab
Reinforcing mesh should be cut clear of the penetration pipe to allow the collar to be
positioned correctly
HomeGuard Collar warning tape should be attached vertically to penetrations
Wadding
HomeGuard Collar

Approx. finished slab height

Moisture Barrier

Sand
Service Penetration

Sub Soil

In some installations the collar can be turned upside down and installed with the large
flange pointing up. This is particularly useful on Waffle pod constructions or where close
tolerances exist between the mesh and the collar and where the collar can be integrated
with the reinforcing mesh
In all cases the installed collar must be fully contained within the concrete slab
Ensure that any wadding placed over the pipe is replaced after the collar is installed.

Wadding

HomeGuard Collar (upside-down) Approx. finished slab


height
Concrete re-enforcement mesh

Waffle Pod Waffle Pod

Moisture Barrier

Service Penetration Sand

Sub Soil

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Service penetrations
HomeGuard FlexiCollars (SP1A)

Slip the collar over the penetration pipe and push down to a depth where it will be fully
integrated within the concrete pour
Do not glue the collars to the pipes
Install prior to pouring of the concrete slab
Secure one cable tie around the collar to attached firmly to the penetration
HomeGuard warning tape should be attached above the HomeGuard FlexiCollar

Cable Tie

100mm

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HomeGuard sheet Collar (SP2).

Ensure that the HomeGuard sheet collar is constructed using the same grade of
HomeGuard sheet as it is being adhered to. (ie: HomeGuard PB or DPC for perimeter
cavity penetrations)

Materials Required:

1 x piece of HomeGuard sheet - 300mm x 300mm


1 x piece of HomeGuard sheet - 300mm x 300mm
1 x piece of HomeGuard sheet - 300mm x 50mm

2 x cable ties
Stanley knife
Quality Scissors
Side cutters
Approved cloth tape/spray adhesive
Measuring Tape
Marking pen

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To create penetration holes:

Step 1: Fold piece in half, corner to corner.

Step 2: Fold piece in half again.

Step 3: Place the multi folded corner over the penetration pipe
to cover 1/3 of the hole and make a mark around the external
perimeter of the pipe on the HomeGuard sheet.
The resultant hole should be slightly smaller than the
penetration diameter

Step 4: Cut around mark on the HomeGuard sheet.

Step 5: Repeat the process on the second piece.

To install a HomeGuard sheet collar:

Step 1: Stretch the 300mm x 300mm cut piece over the


penetration and locate neatly on the moisture membrane.

Step 2: Use an appropriate adhesive or bonding agent such as


cloth tape to secure the piece in place.

Step 3: Wrap the 300mm x 50mm strip around the pipe


and secure with a section of cloth tape.

Step 4: Stretch the 300mm x 300mm cut piece over the penetration
pipe and the newly formed collar and locate neatly on the moisture
membrane at 45 to the first sheet.

Step 5: Use an appropriate adhesive or bonding agent such as


cloth tape to secure the piece in place.
Step 6: Fix the 2 x cable ties one at the base of the wrap to include
the lip of the second cut piece, and the other at the top half of the wrap.
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Step 7: Complete a full wrap of cloth tape over the vertical section of the installation.

NOTE: Approved cloth tape may be used in lieu of the spray adhesive.
PVC tape may not be used.

HomeGuard Sheet

Service Penetration

Cable Ties
HomeGuard Sheet Collar

Moisture Barrier

Sand

Sub Soil

Above: Schematic diagram showing the positioning of a HomeGuard Sheet collar before
the concrete slab has been poured

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Vertical penetrations (SP3)

Wrap HomeGuard sheet around the vertical and horizontal sections of the penetration
If lagging/insulation is surrounding the conduit, extend the sheet past each end of the
insulation and secure with 2 cable ties (A)
If a finishing point of the insulation is not accessible, contact the site supervisor and
request that a 75mm piece be cut to expose the conduit. Once the penetration is
wrapped, use 2 cable ties to clamp the HomeGuard sheet to the exposed conduit (B)
All vertical penetrations which pass through a HomeGuard perimeter cavity system need
to be treated as a penetration and collared accordingly

Insulation HG Sheet
Penetration
Zip Ties

Conduit treated as a
penetration where conduit
meets the HomeGuard
perimeter cavity system

Water / Electrical
Conduit

HomeGuard

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Multiple penetrations and clusters (SP4)

Treat each penetration separately ensuring that a minimum of 100mm of HomeGuard


sheet extends from each penetration and the HomeGuard sheet is overlapping between
each of the penetrations.
In order to hold the collar in place, affix two cable ties per penetration.
The HomeGuard sheet collar must be constructed from the same grade HomeGuard
sheet as that which the service penetration has penetrated. ie: HomeGuard TMB for full
under slab penetrations and HomeGuard DPC or HomeGuard PB for perimeter cavity
penetrations.

Above: Multiple penetrations in the perimeter cavity using HomeGuard DPC

Steel post collar installations (SP5)


Material to use - This process can be completed using any of the HomeGuard Sheet
products

Create penetration collars as per round floor service penetrations with the following
variations:

1. Cut 2 x 350mm x 350mm sections of HomeGuard Sheet


2. Trim a strip 350mm x 50mm from the side of one of the sheets
3. Cut each sheet as indicated by the perforated lines on the drawing attached.
4. Make the central cut slightly smaller than the diameter of the post so that the
material stretches around the post making a vertical lip in contact with the post so
as not to leave any gaps between the post and the concrete.

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5. Fit the 1st sheet and tape the horizontal seam with cloth
tape

6. Spray the 1st 50mm vertical section of the steel post with
the approved adhesive and press each of the triangular
flaps to the glued surface

7. Wrap the 50mm strip around the post and secure the end
with a small piece of adhesive tape ensuring that the
bottom edge is lapped onto the horizontal surface and
spray the upper surface of both the horizontal and vertical
sheets with spray adhesive

8. Fit the 2nd sheet from the opposite direction as the 1st so
that the seams are overlapped by continuous sheet and
press the triangular flaps up the post onto the glued
surface of the wrap.

9. Tape the horizontal exposed seam with cloth tape

10. Fix three zip ties around the steel post


1st at the joint between the horizontal
and vertical surfaces and the 2nd around
2/3 of the distance up the wrap on the
post and a 3rd at the top of the wrap
Pier protection using HomeGuard GT

To protect the cavity within brick piers:

Request that the bricks are installed to the


same level as the damp proof course on the
adjoining structure (so to allow for a 75mm
inspection zone above all finished surface
levels)

Fill the cavity with HomeGuard GT level with the top of


the bricks

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Install a cover strip of HomeGuard DPC or


HomeGuard PB so to cover the entire width
of the bricks

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Conduit Void Protection using HomeGuard GT (SP CON)

Ensure there are no more cables to be pulled through the conduit


Pour HomeGuard GT down the opening of the conduit until it nearly reaches the top of
the opening.
Gently tap the conduit to settle the granules

HomeGuard GT poured into the conduit


penetration to surround the wires

Service wiring

Concrete

Sand

Sub Soil

Penetration Changes (SP GT)

Changing the location of the penetration after the slab has been poured will require re-
protection. Use HomeGuard GT as follows (and see diagrams over page):
Contact construction manager or builder prior to performing any installations
requiring removal of construction materials (e.g. portions of concrete slab)
Construction manager and / or builder is responsible for any cutting or removal of
construction materials
Ensure that there will be sufficient depth to apply at least 40mm of GT
When the base of the void is prepared, install the HomeGuard GT ensuring that all areas
around the pipe are encompassed by the granules
Install the GT to a minimum depth of 40mm
Replace the HomeGuard collar in the correct position over the service penetration or
make a new sheet collar.
Cut a piece of HomeGuard sheet large enough to cover the area of the GT
Construction materials can now be reinstated. It is the responsibility of the construction
manager or builder to ensure the structural integrity of the construction materials is
restored sufficiently to meet all relevant standards and building approvals.
Ensure that any deep over cuts from the concrete saw are either covered with a piece
of HomeGuard sheet or filled with an approved selastic.
A limited HomeGuard warranty applies for this procedure if the rest of the structure has
been installed with HomeGuard according to the manual.

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Steps for moving penetrations in set concrete slabs (SPGT)

Concrete

Sand

Sub Soil

Step 1

Service Pipe Moved


HomeGuard Collar
HomeGuard TMB
HomeGuard GT

Concrete

Sand

Sub Soil

Step 2
Construction material reinstated
to comply with all relevant standards

Concrete

Sand

Sub Soil

Step 3

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Internal pipe/conduit wrapping

Wiring conduits and air-conditioning drip pies that are installed just prior to the pouring
of the slab should be wrapped with HomeGuard sheet to a minimum of 100mm along
the ends of each pipe.
The wraps should be cable tied and taped as per vertical penetrations
HomeGuard Penetration Warning Tape should be applied to each wrap.

Conduit

Finished Slab Height

HomeGuard sheet wrapped around


pipes min 100mm

Rio Mesh

Moisture
Barrier

Sand

Above: Conduits resting on the moisture membrane have been protected by wrapping the
end of each conduit.

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Full Under-Slab Installations

Installation Notes for HomeGuard TMB Full Under-slab Installations

Ensure that the HomeGuard TMB extends past or is pinned to the inner wall of the
formwork allowing sufficient loose sheet to accommodate for the concrete pour.

HomeGuard TMB is installed after all internal and edge beams have been poured. Lay
HomeGuard as a continuous barrier beneath the slab, particularly covering the top of all
the internal and edge beams.

HomeGuard TMB sheet should extend at least 200mm beyond the perimeter of the slab
to allow for perimeter attachments such as slab edge rebates or exposed slab edges.

TMB is to be laid over the bedding sand and up any vertical surfaces and over the top of
the inner edge of the knockout block (eg: FU7)

IMPORTANT

The following drawings assume that a full and continuous HomeGuard perimeter barrier
will be installed

When installing HomeGuard between a joint of two separate concrete slabs, the
HomeGuard sheet must be folded over on itself to create an envelope effect. The sheet
must be secured to the surface of the original slab with concrete clouts (300mm centres)
and a continuous bead of approved adhesive in line with the adhesive. The original slab
needs to be smooth and free of gaps, holes, creases etc. The vertical section in contact
with the original wall should be at least 100mm in depth. HomeGuard Sheet must run at
least 300mm horizontally under the new concrete slab. Throughout this manual, this
specification will be highlighted with the use of the symbol below. (Please note: This
requirement applies to various HomeGuard applications not just TMB and underslab)

Vertical Contact at least


100mm
HomeGuard extending at least
300mm horizontally under the new
concrete slab

Above: Symbol indicating where the HomeGuard Sheet is required to be folded over

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Timber/Brick

Face
Brick

FGL

HomeGuard
TMB

Full under-slab Tied monolithic (FU2)

Timber/Brick

Face Brick

FGL

75mm HomeGuard
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Timber/Brick

FGL

HomeGuard TMB

Waffle Pod - Full under-slab (FU4)

Timber/brick
Face
Brick

FGL
WAFFLE
POD

HomeGuard TMB

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Face brick Timber / brick

FGL

HomeGuard TMB

Stiffened slab with edge beam non-monolithic (FU6)

Timber /Brick

HomeGuard
TMB

FGL

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External Wall

FGL

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Full under-slab variation Areas North of the Tropic of Capricorn FU NT1

The following installation only refers to building types that do not require damp proof
course [North of the Tropic of Capricorn]

Full under slab installation with HomeGuard TMB, penetration collars using the
HomeGuard Collars and an additional minimum 300mm wide X 50mm thick concrete
mower strip / path protected using HomeGuard TMB under the full extent of the strip/path
will comply with the BCA (NT Appendix) Clause B1,3(j)

The top of any exposed slab/footing and any face surface must be cleaned of all debris,
prior to the installation of the HomeGuard TMB. The HomeGuard TMB is installed
completely under the path or step width; at least 30mm up to within 10mm of the upper
finished level of the path. The HomeGuard TMB is then doubled over and fed down the
side of the existing slab face and attached to the existing slab face with concrete nails or
approved FMC bonding agent. Once the mowing strip / path is poured the HomeGuard is
enveloped between the wall and the path. (Refer to exploded diagram Fig 2)

In the case of protecting larger concrete areas abutting the structure e.g. patios and
driveways the HomeGuard TMB must be installed to at least 1m in width out from the
structure, or in accordance with local authority requirements, and extend to within 10mm
of the upper finished level of the concrete section abutting the structure and then folded
down the abutting vertical surface. (Refer to exploded diagram Fig 2.) All joins in the
HomeGuard TMB must be made using a 200mm overlap and secured with HomeGuard
approved cloth tape or adhesive.

After the concrete has been poured a minimum visual inspection zone of 75mm, to the
bottom of the upper slab edge, must be apparent except in the case of a driveway where
the installation of the HomeGuard TMB will extend continuously at least 200mm wider
than the garage door opening on each side to a point where a 30mm inspection zone is to
be achieved.

Mowing
Strip/Path
75mm
External Wall
min Concrete

HomeGuard TMB Full length FGL


of HomeGuard TMB
path, folded over and connected to
footing using approved adhesive.

Fig 2.
HomeGuard TMB attached to
existing footing of the dwelling and
then doubled over and laid below full
extent of the mowing strip/path.

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Suspended floors
Suspended Floor various (Mis2)

For suspended floors and beams HomeGuard DPC or HomeGuard PB should be cut to
allow 40mm overhang that complies with AS 3660 series
If stumps have a pin or thread in the centre, make a hole slightly smaller than the pin in
the sheet and force it down over the pin
Do not nail the sheet to the stump, only use an approved adhesive
The HomeGuard sheet can be installed under a traditional aluminum or tin termite shield
if necessary
HomeGuard sheet must have an overhang of 40mm on all sides of piers

Brick Veneer

Strip Flooring

HomeGuard PB or
DPC continues from Builders DPC
the engaged pier to
the outside edge of
the brick veneer HomeGuard
PB or DPC
installed under tin
Engaged Pier or aluminium shield

Foundation Wall

FGL

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Garage Step-Down - Block Construction (SD1)

HomeGuard TMB

Z/Starter/Reinforcing
Bars

Garage step-down Block Construction Variation One (SD2)


If inspection zone is present (i.e. no wall sheet covering the face of the bricks)
install HomeGuard TMB under the lower slab to a minimum of 300 mm back under
the slab.
Place 100 mm wide piece of HomeGuard DPC or HomeGuard PB over the critical
joint of the upper slab so that both the wall sheeting and the bottom plate of the
timber wall frame are sitting on the HomeGuard product.

HomeGuard
DPC or PB
Wall Sheeting

Garage Floor

HomeGuard TMB

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Garage step-down Block Construction Variation Two (SD3)


If wall sheet covers the face brick, ensure that the TMB from under the lower slab
extends up the wall so to overlap with the DPC or PB that is under the bottom plate
on the upper slab.
HomeGuard TMB and HomeGuard DPC/PB joints must over lap by 200mm

HomeGuard
Wall Sheeting DPC or PB
to Garage Floor

Garage Floor

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Paths and Additions
For existing masonry to new concrete joints including additions, paths, etc

External Perimeter Detail Paths (EP1)

Using appropriate filler, fill mortar joints and uneven surfaces for a vertical distance
of 25mm and within 20mm of the upper edge of the new concrete.
Fix one edge of the HomeGuard TMB sheet to the existing vertical edge surface using
HomGuardan appropriate adhesive or bonding agent.

Start the HomeGuard Sheet within 20mm of the upper edge of the new concrete.
Adhere all joints and ensure that the HomeGuard sheet remains continuous along the
footing and for 300mm horizontally under the new concrete.

Block or timber
Frame

Face
Brick

Start sheet within 20mm of


the upper edge of the new
concrete

75mm
min

HomeGuard TMB extends


horizontally at least 300mm under
the new concrete

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External perimeter detail additional footing slab (EP2)

Existing slab

Existing Footing

HomeGuard TMB

Stepless entry - (EP 3)

HomeGuard Sheet fixed to slab edge face below level of


external path.
Extend sheet to ground zero. Double over and run back
under path at least 300mm

Concrete path
Construction
Doorway entrance
into house

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External perimeter paths and drives with less than 75mm inspection zone (EP4)

Clean debris from the top of any exposed footings and face surfaces.
Install HomeGuard TMB completely under the path or step width 50mm down past the
upper leading edge of the footing and extend to within 10mm of the upper finished level
of the path.
The HomeGuard TMB is then doubled over and fed down the side of the existing wall
and attached to the existing footing with concrete nails or approved FMC bonding agent.
Once the path is poured the TMB is enveloped between the wall and the path.
When protecting larger concrete areas abutting the structure eg. patios and driveways,
install TMB to at least 1m in width, or in accordance with local authority requirements,
and extend to within 10mm of the upper finished level of the concrete section abutting
the structure and then folded down along the existing footing.
After the concrete has been poured a there must be a minimum visual inspection zone
of 30mm, to the bottom of the weephole level.
For driveways, install HomeGuard TMB 200mm wider than the garage door opening on
each side to create a 30mm inspection zone

Existing
Building

30mm Min

HomeGuard TMB attached to the


existing footing of the house, then
doubled over and laid below the
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Installation notes for retaining walls


Any of the HomeGuard sheet range can be used as a termite management measure
when installed against a structural retaining wall.
HomeGuard can be used as an approved moisture barrier or in conjunction with a
builders water proofing material/substance
HomeGuard product should always be laid after the builders waterproof material has
been attached to the back of the retaining wall.
HomeGuard should be installed down to the base of the wall plus 200mm across the
footing, in order to cover the base course mortar joint, and secured to the external
concrete/brickwork.
All joints and edges must be sealed using appropriate adhesive or bonding agents.
HomeGuard TMB is especially suited to large workings and is a viable cost effective
option.
Work from the bottom of the wall up so that any water that builds up behind the wall
voids to the outside of the structure.
If the top sheet cannot be nailed to the structure, use an approved bonding agent
between the sheet and the concrete.
Plastic corflute material is used by the builder as an impact insulation material before the
backfill is poured into the void behind the wall. This material or a similar barrier material
should be used on all structural retaining walls to reduce the chance of damage to the
HomeGuard termite barrier and/ or moisture barrier materials.
If an overlap is required, the top sheet should overlap the bottom sheet (see below).

Secure to wall top or


HomeGuard overlap at
side-using FMC
least 200mm from the
approved contact
top so that excess water
adhesive or clouts.
voids out away from the
wall structure

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HomeGuard
TMB

HomeGuard TMB
on face of retaining
wall
Builder to provide
protection against backfill

Backfill

HomeGuard
TMB

HomeGuard
TMB

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HomeGuard TMB
on face of retaining wall

Builder to provide
protection against
backfill HomeGuard TMB

Backfill

Retaining wall (RW3)

HomeGuard Sheet
As required
Builder waterproofing
0.5mmon face
Builder to of
provide
protection against HomeGuard
backfill TMB

Backfill

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Critical Joints
Construction joints (CJ1)

Install a minimum 300mm wide strip of HomeGuard TMB or HomeGuard PB


immediately under the construction joint by adhering it to the moisture membrane.
Ensure that all vertical joins are protected using an folded envelope of HomeGuard

Dowel Joint

Key Joint

Saw Joint

Construction material reinstated to HomeGuard cover sheet


comply with all relevant standards

Concrete Slab

Moisture Membrane
HomeGuard GT 75mm Deep

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Perimeter Cavity Installations

Perimeter Cavity Detail Installations using HomeGuard DPC as an


approved (AS 2870) Damp Proof Course

Perimeter cavity - HomeGuard DPC and HomeGuard PB


In cases where the concrete slab is not constructed to the Australian Standards and there
are undulations in the slab edge; follow the steps set out below to ensure that a complete
and continuous barrier is maintained:

Step 1: Inspect slab, recognise and mark areas of undulation of slab edge
Undulating edge of concrete slab

Step 2: Apply the HomeGuard to the slab and recognise where the gaps are located

Gap formed between the slab and the


HomeGuard due to the slab undulation.

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Step 3: Affix the HomeGuard to the slab edge to ensure there are no gaps
Depending on the severity of the undulation, use closer
clout spacing (eg. 10mm) to ensure the there are no gaps
between the concrete surface and the HomeGuard.
Concrete clouts at 40mm centres max
(Standard practice on a flat slab)

Perimeter cavity detail single rebate (DPC1)

Double the HomeGuard DPC over and affix to the concrete slab using concrete clouts
(40mm spacing maximum) or an approved adhesive
Ensure that the fold passes fully under the bottom plate.
One leading edge of the sheet should extend across the perimeter cavity and tie into the
external brickwork. The other leading edge of the sheet should be extended vertically
against the timber stud and pinned to the timber wall studs, as the commercial DPC
would be installed.

Timber/Brick

FaceD
Brick

75mm
min
FGL
HomeGuard
DPC doubled
over under
bottom plate and
up internal cavity
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Perimeter cavity detail South Australian Rebate (DPCSA1)


Install HomeGuard DPC to the correct height specifications from the finished slab height
(eg: 75mm) in accordance with the BCA and other relevant legislations.
Nail HomeGuard to the rebate at 1m centres, then cover nail heads with approved
sealant
No additional commercial DPC will be required if HomeGuard DPC.
Use the instructions for South Australian Corner construction

Timber/Brick

Brickwork

HomeGuard
DPC secured to frame, finishing min
75mm above finished slab level or as
per all relevant standards

75mm
min FGL

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Perimeter Cavity Detail Installations Using HomeGuard DPC or


HomeGuard PB with Separate Builders DPC

Perimeter cavity -HomeGuard DPC and HomeGuard PB


Prior to installing HomeGuard DPC or HomeGuard PB in a perimeter cavity situation;
Ensure that the leading edge of the slab is clean and clear of all loose/rough
material
Ensure that any rough slab edges are made good
If the concrete edge is damaged then a patch is to be made from HomeGuard that
exceeds the area of damage by at least 100mm.
Attach the patch to the continuous HomeGuard barrier using an approved
adhesive.

Above: Damaged concrete edge requiring patch taped to the underside of the
HomeGuard

Positioning of the Builders Damp Proof Course

When installing either HomeGuard DPC/PB as a perimeter cavity barrier using the
following installation diagrams, it is important to note the positioning of the standard
builders damp proof course flashing material:
PB Builders DPC must extend to the external edge of the brick line
DPC Builders DPC does not have to extend to the external edge of the brick line it can
simply be lapped on top of the HomeGuard DPC in the cavity

NB: The following installation codes refer to either installing:


HomeGuard DPC e.g: PC1,PC2 etc.
or HomeGuard PB e.g: PCB1, PCB2 etc.

HomeGuard PB has been fully assed by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinarian
Medicines Authority (APVMA) for efficacy as a termite barrier. It should be noted however
that performance of HomeGuard PB as a termite barrier relies on it being installed
properly and any rips, tears or holes must be repaired as per the instructions on page 9 of
this manual. As HomeGuard PB is not as thick as HomeGuard DPC, it may be more
susceptible to damage caused by rough building practices. Installation of the builders DPC
in accordance with the BCA above the HomeGuard PB sheet should be conducted as
soon as the building process allows to provide extra protection to the termite barrier.

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Perimeter cavity detail single rebate (PC1) / (PCB1)

Timber/Brick

Face
Brick

Commercial DPC
HomeGuard
DPC or PB

75mm
min
FGL

Perimeter cavity detail multi rebate (PC2) / (PCB2)

Timber/Brick

Face Brick

Commercial DPC

HomeGuard
DPC or PB

75mm
min FGL

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Perimeter cavity detail multi rebate (PC2a) / (PCB2a)

Timber/Brick

Brickwork

Commercial DPC

HomeGuard
DPC or PB

75mm
min
FGL

Perimeter cavity detail - Render (PC3) / (PCB3)


NB: Only Rendered Bricks require a strike joint. Bagged Bricks do not require a
Strike Joint

Timber/Brick
Render

Brickwork

Commercial DPC

Strike Joint
HomeGuard
DPC or PB

75mm
min FGL

Bagged masonry does not require a strike joint

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Perimeter cavity detail - non-monolithic infill (PC4) / (PCB4)

Option A Option B (refer to corner section for corner detail)

Timber/Brick Timber/Brick

Face Face
Brick Brick

Commercial DPC Commercial DPC


HomeGuard HomeGuard
DPC
TMB or PB DPC
TMB or PB
75mm 75mm
min FGL min FGL

Stiffened raft slab with edge beam (PC6) / (PCB6)

Timber/Brick

Commercial DPC
HomeGuard
DPC or PB

FGL

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Perimeter cavity detail Concrete Block (PC7) / (PCB7)

Place a 200 mm wide strip across the width of the perimeter block
If a cold joint is required, make the strip narrower (15 20mm) but ensure that the
HomeGuard sheet extends at least over the joint where the knock-out block meets the
slab (refer to detail A)
Ensure the HomeGuard sheet is installed flush with the slab edge no cold joints on the
external face wall

HomeGuard
DPC or PB
200mm wide

External Wall

FGL

Detail A (Cold Joint)

A DPC or PB covering the slab joints


B Cold joint B
A

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Cyclone Tie-down Rods

Use the following steps to install patches over starter bars in perimeter
situations.

1. Remove all loose and rough pieces of concrete along the


perimeter, especially around the Tie-down rods.

2. Unroll the HomeGuard DPC or PB sheet on top of the


slab, along the wall that it is to be installed.

3. Mark the location of each tie-down rod on the sheet. External edge

4. Measure the distance that the rod is in from the outer


edge of the block wall and transpose this distance onto
the HomeGuard sheet.

5. Using an 8 mm wad cutter, cut a hole in the HomeGuard


sheet.

6. Using a pair of scissors slit the HomeGuard sheet from


the INNER EDGE to the hole.

7. When all holes have been cut and slit, slide the
HomeGuard sheet into place from the external side edge
of the block wall.

8. To make a patch, cut a piece of HomeGuard sheet


200 x 150 mm mark and cut a hole in it with the 8 mm
wad cutter.

9. Carefully feed the patch over the tie-down rod and slide it
down over the wrap.

10. Tape down all edges of the patch with cloth tape.

External edge

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Perimeter cavity Door Sill Blocks (Mis3) - Block Construction

Using HomeGuard TMB, DPC or PB install a sheet that runs down the rear vertical
surface of the block up under and around the cavity.
Glue or tape the HomeGuard sheet to the internal surface of the block using an
approved bonding agent that provides good bonding properties between the concrete
and the sheet.

HomeGuard sheet Slab Surface

External
edge of
block wall
Infill Slab

Above: Schematic diagram showing the positioning of the HomeGuard sheet after the
concrete slab has been poured

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Installation of Perimeter Cavity across Door Sill Blocks - Block Construction

1. Trim any excess HomeGuard sheet from the horizontal top surface of the block and
remove all loose concrete and sand from the slab and block surface.

2. Install the perimeter HomeGuard sheet


so that it finishes at the edge of the
doorway block.

3. A second piece of HomeGuard sheet is


then fitted to the profile of the doorway
blocks, starting beneath the first sheet.
Push the sheet back into the corners, a
hammer head is useful for this.

4. It is important to ensure that an excellent


bond is obtained between the sheet and the sill blocks. An approved adhesive must be
used for this purpose. To reduce the possibility of tiles drumming, apply an approved
adhesive to the top side of the sheet and sprinkle sand over the sheet.

N.B: This should only be undertaken prior to the door frames being installed to reduce the
possibility of damage to the sheet.
HomeGuard sheet adhered to the
top of the door sill block
Door frame

External
edge of
block wall
Infill Slab

Above: Schematic diagram showing the positioning of the HomeGuard sheet over the top of the sill
and under the door frame

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Cladding Design (PC8) / (PCB8)
Ensure that the cladding is pressing firmly against the concrete slab of the house.

Frame

Cladding
HomeGuard
DPC or PB
Ensure the sheet extends below the base of the
cladding by at least 20mm Pressure
Pressure
HomeGuard
HomeGuard sheetsheet
adhered
adhered
to theto the
top of
toptheofdoor
the door
sill block
sill block
DoorDoor
frame
frame

75 mm
FGL

External
External
edge of
edge of
wall wall
blockblock
Infill Infill
Slab Slab

Cladding Design (PC 9) / (PCB9)


Ensure that the cladding panels are pressing firmly down onto the rebate of the slab

Internal Frame

Foam Board
Cladding HomeGuard PB or
DPC

Pressure
HomeGuard sheet adhered to the
top of the door sill block
Door frame

75mm min FGL

External
edge of
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Frame
Builders DPC

HomeGuard DPC or
PB nailed and /or
Cladding glued to slab

Min 20mm

Min 75mm

FGL

Perimeter cavity detail South Australian Rebate (PC 11) / (PCB 11)
Use the instructions for South Australian Corner construction
Nail HomeGuard to the rebate at 1m centres, then cover nail heads with approved
sealant

Timber/Brick

Brickwork

Commercial DPC to be installed


on top of HomeGuard PB as per
HomeGuard PB 300mm wide all relevant
installed under the commercial requirements
DPC material.

75mm
min FGL

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Commercial Detail Concrete Tilt Panels
(PC 12) / (PCB12) (PC 12a) / (PCB12a)

Concrete Tilt Panel Concrete Tilt Panel

HomeGuard DPC or PB HomeGuard DPC or PB


External path or
paving
Threaded tie rod

FGL
75mm HomeGuard TMB extending
Min. 300 mm under path & folded
against panel and secured to
the footing with approved
adhesive

Commercial Detail Concrete Tilt Panels - internal walls (PC 13) / (PCB13)

Concrete Column

Delayed Concrete Pour

HomeGuard DPC at least


300mm wide

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Single Leaf Masonry Wall on a Zero allotment (Misc 5) / (MiscB 5)

Where the HomeGuard product is being installed to protect a single leaf Zero allotment
masonry wall HomeGuard DPC/PB install as shown below.

Single Leaf Masonry Wall

DPC or PB Extending through


to the neighboring structure

Neighboring 75mm
Structure FGL

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Pre-Fabricated Corner Construction
1. Cut a 2m length of HomeGuard DPC/PB (300mm wide)
2. Fold the sheet in half (lengthways)
3. With the heat sealer on setting 4 (PB) or 6 (DPC), set the sealer to a 600 angle
and seal the folded sheet to the extent where the two halves pull away from each
other (i.e. the sheet melts)
4. Cut the folded end (i.e: from the first fold). Two corners are now ready for use
5. When joining the corners to the rest of the sheet, ensure there is a 200mm
overlap, and then tape with cloth tape or with an approved aerosol glue.
Important: Do not tape all the way to the outside edge of the sheet.

Fold 2m
piece
in half

2
metres

60

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3

B
A

x2

Step 4

Join the overlap using Approved


Spray adhesive and cloth tape.
NB: Leave a 50mm gap
between the edge of the tape
and the outer edge of the
sheets.

Step 5 Minimum overlap of 200mm


to join the corner piece and
continuous barrier

NB: Keep the fold on the upside for external corners and on the underside for internal corners

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Continuous Corners

(Block construction and GT installs only)


Adhere the corner folds flat to the continual barrier sheet
Not required to cut or staple
This type of corner is restricted to flat surfaces only (e.g. block construction and brick
cover strip for GT installations) and should not be used in perimeter cavity situations

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Perimeter Corners- (Block Construction with Starter Bars)

Corners with starter bars are formed by installing the first sheet of HomeGuard PB or
DPC as already described
The second sheet of HomeGuard DPC or PB is laid along the next perimeter edge and
placed over the first sheet at the corner. Tape the join.

Cut a piece of HomeGuard sheet (same material as that being


installed) 200 x 150mm mark and cut a hole in it with the 8 mm
wad cutter.
Slide the patch over the starter bar and place it on top of the
second sheet.

Tape the patch securely to perimeter sheets with an approved adhesive.

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Repair of HomeGuard Corners (On-site)

If a heat sealed corner has been damaged after/during installation, use the
following steps to repair it.

1. Heat seal or staple and tape leading edge

2. Fold the taped edge a second time and tape flat to the existing barrier. The joined
seam is then folded over and anchored by the frame bottom plate and bricks.

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South Australian corner construction

External corner (SA)

1. Cut a strip of HomeGuard 300mm x 300mm.

2. Fold the square of sheet in half.

3. Cut 150mm to the centre of the square along the fold line.

(1) (2) (3)


300mm

150mm

300mm

4. Place this strip on the horizontal surface of the slab at the corner. Push one side of
the cut flap up the horizontal side of the slab and lay the other side of the flap along
the brick line and pin the sheet tightly into the corner so that the leading edge is
pinned very tight into the corner angle.

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5. Make a 60mm cut at the top of the corner and again at the bottom so that the
HomeGuard PB can be folded round the corner. Adhere HomeGuard PB to the
inside edge of the slab. Ensure that the hole between the bottom strip and the
perimeter cavity material is covered and secure with pins and tape.

60mm

Corner Overlap

Above: Completed External Corner (South Australia)

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Bottom plate area of the slab is cut 60mm on the corner and the HomeGuard is bent
around the slab edge and the fold on the brick line is pulled UP. Fold is then pinned in
the mortar line. No cutting is required. The HomeGuard is then secured to the inner
side of the slab.

This installation still requires the HomeGuard to be firmly secured under the bottom
plate and in the mortar line. The use of an approved adhesive can assist in the
securing of the HomeGuard PB to the concrete in the perimeter cavity.

Inner Corner Fold

Tape or Glue folded


sheet flat to existing
sheet.

Above: Completed External and Internal Corner (South Australia)

Corners for Infill Slabs ( e.g.: PC4)

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When using these corners to form PC4, only use HomeGuard DPC or HomeGuard
PB, as this installation is classified as a perimeter installation and not a full under
installation (i.e HomeGuard TMB should not be used for this function as it is a
classed as a perimeter protection)

External Corners

Ensure that all surfaces are clean of any


debris (eg: mortar etc)

Wrap the HomeGuard around the external


corner ensuring that the edge of the sheet is
in line with the external edge of the bricks

When the corner is formed, there will be a


envelope of sheet appear at the top of the
Brickwork.

Glue the corner envelope of sheet back


down onto the rest of the barrier sheet.

NB: Ensure that the sheet is thoroughly


adhered to the brick work using an approved
glue. Especially where the sheet sits on top of
the bricks. Do not nail into bricks as this may
cause damage.

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Corners for Infill Slabs ( e.g.: PC4) continued

When using these corners to form PC4, only use HomeGuard DPC or HomeGuard
PB, as this installation is classified as a perimeter installation and not a full under
installation (i.e HomeGuard TMB should not be used for this function as it is a
classed as a perimeter protection)

Internal Corners

Ensure that all surfaces are clean of any


debris (eg: mortar etc)

Wrap the HomeGuard around the internal


corner ensuring that the edge of the sheet is in
line with the external edge of the bricks.

At the corner, cut a slit perpendicular to the


sheet, enough to allow the sheet to be folded
down onto the top of the bricks.

Create a patch by cutting a square of the


same sheet (DPC or PB) used for the
perimeter 220 x 220mm
Then cut a slit in the middle of the patch to
half way through the patch. (as below)

Glue the patch over on top of the


continuous sheet to ensure that the gap
created by the corner cut is securely covered
and overlapping.

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HomeGuard Termiflex - Cut and Glue Corners

Step 1: Secure HomeGuard sheet to the slab


as usual. Cut the sheet, leaving enough length
to reach the external edge of the slab

Step 2: Overlap the adjacent sheet and trim to


the correct length so that it will continue to the
external edge of the slab

Step 3: Between the two sheets, apply a


continuous bead of Termiflex (approx 5mm
wide) diagonally across from the internal
corner to the external corner. Also place a
dollop of Termiflex on the opposite corners of
the over lapping sheets as per the illustration
to right

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HomeGuard GT Perimeter Cavity
Instructions for HomeGuard GT perimeter cavity installations

Once the first course of bricks have been laid, ensure that any gaps left between bricks
for the purpose of expansion joints have been filled with an approved sealant
Insert weep hole pest stoppers to all weep holes around the cavity (if required)
Check the perimeter cavity and remove obstructions (i.e. mortar slag) that may disrupt
the even depth or width of the granules
Fill the cavity void with HomeGuard GT to a minimum of 40mm and so that it is level
with the top of the brick course containing the HomeGuard Cover Strip. This can be
achieved by inserting a layer of fine drainage gravel ( 6mm diameter) at the base of
the cavity to increase the finished level of the granules
Ensure that the cavity is wide enough to allow a continuous barrier of GT can be
installed (eg. 10-20mm)
Lay a cover strip (HomeGuard PB or DPC) on top of the barrier course of bricks so the
sheet has horizontal contact with the granules with an overlap of at least 20mm
All corners are to be constructed so the cover strip is continuous around the perimeter.
Construct the corners using the HomeGuard PB continuous corner technique (see page
52)
Use an approved adhesive to hold the Strip to the bricks
Commercial Damp Proof Course can then be installed

Commercial
Structure Builders DPC
Fame

Slab

HomeGuard PB or DPC Cover Strip


Extending 20mm (min.) past the
internal edge of the brick
Perimeter Cavity filled with HomeGuard GT
so that it is level with the top of the brick
course containing the HomeGuard Cover
Strip. GT must be at least 40mm in depth.

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Cavity Step-downs using HomeGuard GT
If the slab steps down within the cavity when using HomeGuard GT Cut a piece of
HomeGuard DPC in the shape of a T as illustrated below.
Make the horizontal section of the T the same height as the brick or block (eg: 75mm
if the wall is being constructed using standard 75mm high bricks). Make the vertical of
the T as long as the height of the rebate.
The T piece is then bent into a U shape, ready to be used as a retainer

100mm 100mm

Height of
brick/block
Fold into a
200mm U shape
Height of
cavity step
down

Above: Dimensions of a retainer for HomeGuard GT in a cavity step down situation

Place an approved adhesive on the internal side of surfaces (ie. Bricks and cavities on
both levels)
Insert the retainer and ensure that there is a strong bond between the DPC sheet and
the slab and bricks (see diagram below)
Once the adhesive is cured, pour the HomeGuard GT in and around the retainer so to
ensure there is a continuous barrier of HomeGuard GT
Install the HomeGuard sheet cover strip as per usual

Position and adhere the retainer into the cavity

Side View

Top View

Above: Showing the side (top) and overhead (bottom) detail of a cavity step down
protected with HomeGuard GT
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Perimeter cavity detail single Rebate (GTPC1)


The perimeter cavity can either be entirely filled with HomeGuard GT or partly filled
with compacted sand or crusher dust. In either case, the finished height of
HomeGuard GT must be the same height as the HomeGuard cover strip.

Timber/Brick

Face
Brick

HomeGuard GT installed to a
depth of 40mm or to top height
of the Damp Proof course of
bricks
Commercial DPC
HomeGuard
DPC or PB
cover strip extended
min.20mm over GT

75mm
min
FGL

Perimeter cavity detail multi rebate (GTPC1) SA


The perimeter cavity can either be entirely filled with HomeGuard GT or partly filled
with compacted sand or crusher dust. In either case, the finished height of
HomeGuard GT must be the same height as the HomeGuard cover strip.

Brick /Timber

Face Brick

HomeGuard GT installed to a
depth of 40mm or to top Commercial DPC
height of the Damp Proof (if required)
course of bricks

HomeGuard DPC
or PB. Cover Strip
extended min. 20mm
over GT

75mm
min
FGL

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HomeGuard Termiflex Adhesive and Sealant

Introduction: HomeGuard Termiflex adhesive and Sealant combines the


properties of a proven, high quality, polymer based, construction adhesive with a
proven, synthetic pyrethroid termite, bifenthrin. It has been developed to be used
in conjunction with other HomeGuard products:

o To join HomeGuard sheet products to each other (e.g. Joining HomeGuard


TMB sheets to achieve sheets > 4m wide and Joining HomeGuard PB sheets
and HomeGuard DPC at joints and corners), and

o To aid installation of HomeGuard sheet products by attaching them to


structural elements of buildings such as concrete slabs, and/or timber
framing, and

o To ensure barriers are complete and continuous by ensuring there are no


gaps in joints; e.g. between HomeGuard PB/DPC under the bottom plate
when the concrete slab is uneven, and

o As HomeGuard Termiflex contains a flexible polymer it can also be used in


stand-alone roles, such as barriers in control joints in concrete slabs to
prevent concealed termite entry and where there is no easy method to
seal cracks and joints; and

o HomeGuard Termiflex can also be used to create plugs around electrical


cables to prevent termites making concealed entry via electrical conduits;
and

o Repairing and patching HomeGuard sheets and installing HomeGuard


sheet collars.

HomeGuard Termiflex Adhesive and Sealant is a clear or PB gel with a slight


solvent odour. It is insoluble in water and excess material on working surfaces,
tools and hands can be removed by wiping with a rag or cloth dipped in turps
{see cleaning up with other solvent based building adhesives).

HomeGuard Termiflex is available in 260g, foil lined, cardboard cartridges and in


520g/600m foil sausages. To ensure trouble-free use, and to prevent damage,
cartridges and sausages should be stored in closed original containers in cool, dry,
well ventilated situations away from children, animals and food.
Do NOT store HomeGuard Termiflex in high temperature situations such as ute
boxes or tool boxes.
Do NOT allow the cartridges to get wet or damp.
Do NOT store in direct sunlight.

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Using and applying HomeGuard Termiflex: HomeGuard Termiflex is applied


with standard caulking guns. To avoid problems user should purchase better
quality guns and keep them well maintained; ensure that the plunger is properly
aligned.

1. Cartridges: Remove the tip of the nub, and pierce the seal to allow the
adhesive/sealant to flow from the cartridge; fit a fresh nozzle.
Sausages: Fit the sausage into the barrel of the gun and cut off the sealing
clip; fit a fresh nozzle.

2. Ensure that the piston/plunger is correctly aligned before applying pressure.

3. Cut off the tip of the nozzle at angle of 45 and adjust until a 6mm bead is
achieved.

4. Ensure that surfaces to be joined are free from dust, loose particles and
soap residues.

5. Apply HomeGuard Termiflex by pumping the adhesive firmly into the joint or
onto a surface, in a continuous, steady flow to form a continuous bead of
approximately 6mm diameter; push the adhesive/sealant ahead of the
nozzle.

6. When applying to wet materials, keep nozzle very close to the surface so
that the adhesive/sealant is in contact with the surface and forces water
away. If adhesion to wet materials is difficult, wipe the surface to be glued
with a rag or cloth soaked in acetone and apply the Termiflex to the
partially dry substrate. Adhesion may be achievable on a wet porous
substrate such as some concrete and some wood.

7. For effective adhesion the adhesive/sealant must start drying shortly after
application.

8. For a neat, smooth finish, smooth sealant surface immediately with a


suitable spatula dipped in turps.

9. When using Termiflex to fix HomeGuard sheet to a surface, ensure that a


skin does not form before the sheet is applied. The time for a skin to form
varies from 3 to 7 minutes depending on weather conditions and time of
day.
Do NOT apply Termiflex until the site is prepared and you are ready to install
the HomeGuard sheet onto the freshly applied bead of Termiflex; for best
results apply Termiflex in manageable length and then attach the
HomeGuard sheet before skinning occurs. Initially install shorter beads of
TERMIFLEX, until experience and understanding of flowability and skin time
has been gained.

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10. If the entire cartridge or sausage is used in the application dispose of as per
instructions in cleaning up below.

11. If the cartridge/sausage is only partially used and the remainder is expected
to be used in the next 2/3 days seal the nozzle with a nail or similar and
cling wrap or Al foil. When reusing warm the container in the sun before
use. Remove and discard used nozzle and clear any dry or hardened
adhesive from the nub. Fit a new nozzle and cut as above.

Cleaning up
Clean tools, hands and spills, before adhesive/sealant cures, with a cloth
dipped in mineral turps or white spirit.
o When empty, dispose of cartridges/sausage foils in an industrial waste
container/skip.
o Do NOT allow the product or the used containers to get into creeks,
rivers, dams, drains or other waterways.

Storage and Handling


o Under cool conditions Termiflex may thicken and become difficult to
push out of the nozzle. If possible warm the cartridge/sausage in the sun
or by sitting on a warm surface (e.g. hot motor etc.) for a period before
use.
o DO NOT heat with a naked flame.
o Similarly under very warm conditions the contents may become
excessively liquid. Keep in cool shady situations conditions until ready to
use.
o DO NOT store in tool boxes, Ute boxes or similar.

Limitations
HomeGuard Termiflex cannot be used on poly styrene foam (e.g. Waffle
pods)
HomeGuard Termiflex should not be used in an enclosed space without
ventilation
HomeGuard Termiflex may not adhere to some wet absorbent surfaces or to
old wet metals
In very cold weather HomeGuard Termiflex may be difficult force out of the
nozzle. In these situations warm the cartridge (to room temperature) before
use.
DO NOT use excessive force to push TERMIFLEX out of the nozzle.

Correct Application for Concrete/Sheet Adhesion


The following diagrams illustrate the desired application of HomeGuard
Termiflex to achieve good adherence of HomeGuard sheets. The Termiflex
bead must be at least 2mm thick once the HomeGuard sheet is pressed
against the applied bead.

Correct Incorrect

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Min 2mm

The same application is required on rough or uneven surfaces. The HomeGuard


Termiflex bead must remain at a constant height above the surface and at least
2mm thick

Correct Incorrect

Min 2mm


Left: Generous beads of Termiflex provide complete adhesion and a continuous


termite barrier
Right: Insufficient Termiflex may not ensure adhesion or a continuous termite
barrier.

Side Fixing: Using HomeGuard Termiflex to attach HomeGuard sheets


to concrete slabs

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Concrete clouts at
Stud
300mm centres

Termiflex: single
continuous bead
12-15 mm wide

Concrete
slab

HomeGuard PB or
HomeGuard DPC

Perimeter
Cavity

Concrete Clouts inserted at


300mm centresabove
the bead of Termiflex

Min 10 Max 20mm between


the clout and Termiflex.

Bond 12-15mm wide


Concrete
Slab
HomeGuard DPC /PB
installed across the
rebate cavity

Figure 1: Details showing the relationship between the Termiflex bead and the concrete clouts

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HomeGuard Termiflex - Perimeter Cavity Installations


The process of fixing HomeGuard DPC or HomeGuard PB to the side of a slab,
using HomeGuard Termiflex, can only be completed after the required brick
courses have been installed by the bricklayer

Ensure that the slab is dry, cured, clean, dust free and free of large lumps of
concrete, mortar or any other substance which may interfere with the
HomeGuard Termiflex adhering to the concrete surface.
Note: HomeGuard Termiflex adheres best to dry concrete surfaces.

Ensure that all depressions in the concrete surface are filled with HomeGuard
Termiflex to create a complete, uniform and continuous bond and seal.

Apply a generous bead of HomeGuard Termiflex to the edge of the slab


(approximately 5-8mm wide). Press the HomeGuard sheet onto the Termiflex
bead along its entire length; this will create a complete and continuous bond
and seal (12-15mm wide) between the HomeGuard sheet and the Concrete.
The Termiflex bead at the finished bead/sheet interface should be at least 2mm
proud of the surface (see figure 2).

To complete the installation drive concrete clouts through the sheet into the
concrete. The clouts should be inserted 10 - 20mm above the bead of
HomeGuard and no more than 300mm apart.

Never nail the clouts on the glue line as the termite barrier could be disrupted
by concrete Blow out due to nailing (see figure 1).

Note: The HomeGuard sheet must be placed onto the HomeGuard Termiflex
bead before a skin is formed on the surface of the Termiflex bead.

Key Points
HomeGuard Termiflex must be applied as a complete and continuous bead
when fastening HomeGuard Sheets to the sides of concrete.
Apply generous bead of HomeGuard Termiflex to ensure the formation of a
termite barrier at LEAST 2mm thick after the HomeGuard sheet has been
attached.
The solvent in Termiflex can cause softening of HomeGuard sheets, at the point

of contact, which may result in some localised buckling/puckering of the


sheet. It can also damage some plastics such as polystyrene.

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Side Fixing using HomeGuard Termiflex DPCSP1


This type of installation will comply as a Damp Proof Course (see Australian
Standard AS2870)

Timber/Brick

Face Brick

HomeGuard DPC
parged onto the slab with
Termiflex and nailed into the
concrete at 30cm centres Height as per AS2870
50mm min requirements

75mm
min FGL

Head of Concrete
clout sealed with
Termiflex
Important:
When installing HomeGuard DPC as
HomeGuard
a Damp Proof Course [in accordance
DPC with AS2870] ensure that all nail
heads are sealed with Termiflex as
illustrated
Termiflex

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Side Fixing using HomeGuard Termiflex DPCSP2 Infill Slab

Timber/Brick

Face
Brick

HomeGuard adhered to horizontal surface using a


continuous bead of Termiflex and concrete clouts (at
300mm centres)

DPC Height as per AS2870 requirements

75mm
min FGL

Min 10mm - Max 20mm


Termiflex minimum
12-15mm wide
Concrete Clouts installed at
300mm centres

HomeGuard DPC or
HomeGuard PB
Bric
Bri
k
ck

Bric Concrete
k Slab

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HomeGuard Termiflex - Miscellaneous Applications

Control Joints: HomeGuard Termiflex can be used as a termite barrier in control


joints. Control joint gaps MUST be filled with TERMIFLEX to a depth of at least
20mm

Saw Joint

Dowel joint

Dowel Joint

Key Joint

FMC will not warrant gaps in the barrier caused by extensive slab movement in the control joint.

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Using HomeGuard Termiflex to Install barriers in Conduits: Entirely fill void


between wires and conduit (Always get building supervisors permission before undertaking
this application)

Service wiring
HomeGuard TERMIFLEX applied into
the conduit penetration to surround the
wires

Concrete

Sand

Sub Soil

Using HomeGuard Termiflex to seal nail heads: HomeGuard Termiflex can


be used around and over nail heads to ensure there are no tears or gaps that
could provide termites access.

Using HomeGuard Termiflex to seal starter bars: A bead of HomeGuard


pushed into the gap between starter bars and concrete footings (complete
circumference) seals gaps and fissures that prevent concealed termite access

Sheet Repair: HomeGuard Termiflex can be used to seal small spot holes in
HomeGuard sheets AND to adhere and seal patches over large tears and cuts in
HomeGuard sheets.

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Miscellaneous Installation Details

Tiling across doorways


Often the laundry door-way does not have a frame bottom plate. Rather the tiles of the
laundry area are simply run to the outer edge of the block work.

In this situation the HomeGuard sheet that covers the critical joint is to be trimmed to a
width of 100 mm across this doorway only. The sheet is then adhered to the slab surface
using an approved adhesive. Please note that no water based silicon glues will adhere to
the DPC product.

This installation should be done just prior to the tiles being laid. If the installation is done
earlier than this, inspections are required by the accredited installer to make sure that the
integrity of this part of the installation is maintained during the construction phase of the
residence. If workers have damaged this section during general building works it must be
replaced with a new piece 100 mm wide just prior to tiling. If this is the case then ensure
that there is an overlap between the new and old piece that can be taped in the corners of
the doorway.

The tiler then simply lays a full width tile across the HomeGuard including the traditional
metal edge strip. Ensuring that a full sized tile is placed at the out edge upon the
HomeGuard so that a minimum of half of the tile is being bonded to the concrete slab
surface.

Bath Block-out method (Mis4)

If protecting a void in the


slab, follow these steps: Service penetration

Cover the cavity with a 1 x


1m piece of HomeGuard
TMB and adhere to the
concrete
Slab
Place a warning sticker Construction Cavity
onto the penetration

Install a standard
HomeGuard TMB 2
1m TMB over
sheet collar over the cavity
penetration (adhere it to the
first piece)

Bath frame
bottom plate
Slab
TMB Sheet Collar
over penetration

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Appendices
(Appendix A)

Accessories:-

HomeGuard - Service penetration warning stickers

Sold in self-adhesive rolls for service penetration installations.

Cloth Tape

Installations should be made using quality cloth duct tape and approved adhesive sprays.
The brand of cloth tape is irrelevant as long as its properties include easy pealing 40 mm
tape that provides excellent binding qualities.

Installation tools

A list of the most common installation tools will be provided with the Accreditation
Training. There are no specialised installation tools that need to be purchased to install
HomeGuard. However, a heat seal unit makes installations faster and easier when
installing the corners of the perimeter cavity.

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(Appendix B)

Supporting Documents

HomeGuard Meter box sticker (plus Kitchen Cupboard QLD only)

Warranty Process

2. Log-on to the
HomeGuard Warranty
website to complete the
3 step warranty
process.
1. Accredited
Installer 3. Warranty certificate
installs emailed to Accredited
HomeGuard Pest Controller

4. Installer issues
Warranty to Home Owner
or Builder at hand over

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Commercial Building Warranty

FMC Australasia will warrant commercial building installations, on condition that the
HomeGuard product is installed in accordance with the registered label, in conjunction
with the installation manual and when installed by a HomeGuard Accredited Installer
There are a number of opportunities in the Commercial construction market, especially for
full under slab constructions where the full complement of HomeGuard TMB, HomeGuard
DPC, HomeGuard PB, HomeGuard GT and HomeGuard collars provide a full and cost
effective Precision Termite Management System for commercial premises.

Completing a Commercial Warranty installation.

Accredited HomeGuard installers may offer a Limited and conditional 10 year


warranty on commercial premises, if the installation is in line with those recognized
as warranty installations in the manual. In all cases a minimum inspection zone of
75mm from the finished ground level to the HomeGuard DPC joint within the
external wall is required.

As with residential home installations, if the installation is not currently recognized


by FMC Australasia as a warranty installation in the installation manual, then no
FMC Warranty may be offered and alternative warranty schemes may need to be
offered through the Installer Company or an associated insurance company.

Warranty documentation is the same as the current Certificate of installation but in


the comments section it needs to be noted that this is a commercial building.
Please ensure that you mark this comment when loading into the warranty system
as the issue of warranty documentation is different.

Upload into Warranty system, noting that it is a Commercial Property in the


appropriate drop dawn box.

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Service Penetrations and Collars

Service Penetration
HomeGuard Collar (upside-down) Concrete re-enforcement mesh
Service Penetration
HomeGuard
Collar
Waffle Pod

Moisture Barrier
Sand
Sand

Sub Soil Sub Soil

SP1 SP1(Waffle Pod)

SP2 SP3 SP4

HomeGuard GT poured into the conduit penetration to


surround the wires

Service wiring
Construction Material Reinstated
To comply with all relevant standards

Concrete
Concrete

Sand
Sand

Sub Soil

Sub Soil

Conduit Infill SPGT


SPCON
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Under-Slab Installations

Timber/Brick
Timber/Brick

Face Brick

Face
Brick

75mm HomeGuard
HomeGuard min TMB
TMB

FU1 FU2

Timber/Brick

Timber/brick

Face
Brick

HomeGuard TMB

WAFFLE
POD
HomeGuard TMB

HomeGuard TMB

FU3 FU4 FU5

Timber /Brick

HomeGuard
TMB

External Wall

HomeGuard TMB

FU6 FU7 MISC 2


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Step-down Slabs
HomeGuard DPC or PB HomeGuard DPC or PB

HomeGuard HomeGuard
DPC or Blue Wall Sheeting DPC or Blue
Wall Sheeting to Garage Floor

Garage Floor Garage Floor

HomeGuard
HomeGuard TMB TMB

SD1 SD2 SD3

Paths and Extensions


Existing
Block or timber slab
Frame

Face
Brick Existing
Footing
HomeGuard Existing
TMB Building

EP2
HomeGuard TMB

75mm
min

EP1 EP3 EP4

Structural Retaining Walls

HomeGuard
DPC or PB

HomeGuardSheet
As required
Builderwaterproofing
HomeGuard
TMB 0.5mmon
Builderface of FC
toprovide
Corfluitsheetingas HomeGuard
HomeGuard TMB TMB
on face of retaining protection
wall
Builder to provide FC
as protection against Backfill
sheeting
backfill

Backfill

HomeGuard
TMB

HomeGuard
TMB

RW1 RW2 RW3


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Perimeter Cavity Installations

Timber
Timber/Brick
/Brick
Fac
Brick
e Face
Brick

HomeGuard TMB or PB Commercial DPC


HomeGuard
HomeGuard DPC or PB
HomeGuard DPC DPC or Blue
doubled over under
75m
bottom plate and up
m
mi
FG internal cavity to form
n 75mm
L the DPC
F min
FGL

G
L

DPC1 DPCSA1 PC1/PCB1

Timber/Brick
Timber/Brick Render
Timber/Brick
Brickwork

Face Brick Brickwork

Commercial DPC Commercial DPC


Commercial DPC
HomeGuard
DPC or PB
HomeGuard HomeGuard HomeGuard
DPC or Blue DPC or PB DPC or PB
HomeGuard HomeGuard
DPC or Blue DPC or Blue

75mm
min 75mm
FGL
min FGL
75mm
min
FGL

PC2/PCB2 PC3/PCB3 PC4/PCB4


Timber/Brick
HomeGuard
Commercial DPC HomeGuard
DPC or PB
HomeGuard
DPC orHomeGuard
PB
DPC200mm
or Blue
wide
Timber/Brick DPC or Blue 200mm wide

Face External Wall


Brick

FGL
HomeGuard FGL
DPC or PB Commercial DPC
HomeGuard
DPC orHomeGuard
TMB Blue
DPC or PB

75mm
min FGL

PC5/PCB5 PC6/PCB6 PC7/PCB7

Internal Frame Frame


Frame

Foam Board Build


ers
HomeGuard
Cladding
DPC or PB
HomeGuar
40mm width HomeGuard
HomeGuard
DPC or PB DPC
D HomeGuard DPC or
PB nailed and /or
d DPC or Cladding glued to slab
Claddin
g
PB or Blue P
Min20mm
C
75mm

7 HomeGuard Precision Termite Management


min
Product
FGL
Guide Min75m
m
FGL
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Perimeter Cavity Installations Continued

Timber/Brick Concrete Tilt Panel Concrete Tilt Panel

Brickwork
HomeGuard DPC or PB HomeGuard DPCDPC
or Blue
HomeGuard DPC or Blue HomeGuard or PB
External path or
paving
Threaded tie rod

Commercial DPC to be installed


on top of Homeguard PB as per
all relevant requirements
HomeGuard PB installed under
the commercial DPC material.
FGL
HomeGuard TMB extending
75mm 300 mm under path & folded
Min. against panel and secured to
the footing with approved
adhesive
75mm
FGL
m
in

PC 11 PC 12 PC 12 a

Concrete Column Timber/Brick


Brick /Timber

Delayed Face Face Brick


Concrete Brick
Pour
HomeGuard GT installed to a
depth of 75mm or to top height
of the Damp Proof course of HomeGuard GT installed to a
depth of 75mm or to top Commercial DPC
bricks
height of the Damp Proof (if required)
Commercial DPC
HomeGuard course of bricks
DPCDPC
HomeGuard or or
Blue
PB
cover
coverstrip
strip
HomeGuard
HomeGuard DPC or PBDPC
cover stripCover Strip
or Blue

75mm
min
FGL
HomeGuard Sheeting
TMB
75mm
min
FGL

PC 13 GTPC GTPC SA

Miscellaneous Installations

Single Leaf Masonry Wall

DPC or PB Extending through t the


DPC or Blue Extending
neighbouring through
structure
to the neighboring structure

Neighboring 75mm
Structure FGL

CJ1 MISC 5
40mm Overlap
Slab Surface

1m TMB
2

over
cavity

External
edge of
External Wall block wall
Infill Slab

Bath frame
FGL bottom
plate
Slab
TMB Sheet Collar
over penetration
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Other

Approved Adhesives

Selleys All Clear


40mm cloth Tape
Spray Adhesive (3M Super 77, Super 74 Foam Adhesive) or equivalent
HomeGuard Termiflex Adhesive and Sealant

Additional Information

Additional information or amendments to accompany this manual may be found on the


HomeGuard website : www.homeguardptm.com.au
For further information on HomeGuard please call your Area Sales Manager or Help Line
on 1800 066 355

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HomeGuard Precision Termite Management System

HomeGuard Protectacote
Termite Management System and Waterproof Barrier

Installation Manual
Version 1.4

November 2015

NOTE: To meet waterproofing standards this product must be applied by a licensed


waterproofing company.

This manual is and will remain the property of FMC Australasia Pty Ltd. No part of this manual can
be copied and/or reproduced without the written permission of FMC Australasia Pty Ltd.

FMC Australasia Pty Ltd 2015


FMC, HomeGuard and Biflex are registered trademarks of FMC Corporation, Philadelphia,
USA.

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Table of Contents
HomeGuard Precision Termite Management System Overview ................................ 93
Introduction .................................................................................................................. 93
Purpose of a Termite Management System ................................................................. 93
Qualifications ............................................................................................................... 93
HomeGuard Protectacote Features and Benefits ........................................................ 94
Product Description ....................................................................................................... 95
HomeGuard Protectacote Primer ................................................................................. 95
HomeGuard Protectacote ............................................................................................ 95
HomeGuard Protectacote Product Images .................................................................. 96
Installation Procedures.................................................................................................. 97
Surface Preparation ..................................................................................................... 97
Priming ......................................................................................................................... 97
Special Precautions ................................................................................................. 97
Application and Thickness of Film ................................................................................ 97
Brush-on .................................................................................................................. 97
Roll-on ..................................................................................................................... 98
Spray-on .................................................................................................................. 98
Curing Time ............................................................................................................. 98
Application Instructions ................................................................................................ 98
Infill Slab ...................................................................................................................... 98
Concrete Block........................................................................................................... 100
Cyclone Tie Down Rods ............................................................................................ 101
Clading Design........................................................................................................... 102
South Australian Rebate ............................................................................................ 103
Concrete Tilt Panels ................................................................................................... 104
Backfilled Retaining Walls .......................................................................................... 105
Control Joints ............................................................................................................. 106
APPENDIX ..................................................................................................................... 107
CodeMark Certificate ........................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
APVMA Label ................................................................................................................ 107
DIRECTIONS FOR USE ............................................................................................ 108

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INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE WARNING .................................................................. 108
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION ........................................................................................ 108
CRITICAL APPLICATION DETAILS .......................................................................... 109
Pre-installation ....................................................................................................... 109
INSTALLATION/APPLICATION ................................................................................. 109
Cavity Protection.................................................................................................... 109
Slab Edge Exposure .............................................................................................. 109
Construction Joints ................................................................................................ 110
General wall, concrete and masonry applications ................................................. 110
Back Filled Walls ................................................................................................... 110
Posts and Poles ..................................................................................................... 110
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS ............................................................................... 110
Equipment ............................................................................................................. 110
Curing .................................................................................................................... 110
Cleaning Equipment .............................................................................................. 110
SERVICE REQUIREMENTS ..................................................................................... 110
RE-ENTRY PERIOD .................................................................................................. 111
PROTECTION OF FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT ................... 111
PROTECTION OF PETS AND LIVESTOCK.............................................................. 111
STORAGE AND DISPOSAL ...................................................................................... 111
SAFETY DIRECTIONS .............................................................................................. 111
FIRST AID ............................................................................................................. 111
Material Safety Data Sheet ........................................................................................ 111
Warranty .................................................................................................................... 112

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HomeGuard Precision Termite Management System Overview
Introduction
HomeGuard is an innovative, patented termite management system that has been developed by
FMC Australasia Pty Ltd, a company with a solid reputation for providing effective treatment
solutions to the Australian professional pest management industry for over 20 years.

The HomeGuard range of pre-construction products contain the active ingredient Bifenthrin which
provides the termiticidal properties of the range.

Purpose of a Termite Management System


The purpose of a Termite Management System in AS3660.1 Termite Management Part 1: New
building work as A termite barrier system shall deter concealed entry to the building by
termites.

The purpose of HomeGuard Protectacote is to deprive subterranean termites possible entry into
the structure via concealed access. A regular inspection regime is required to identify the possible
bridging of a Termite Management System and so minimise the potential for damage to the
structure.

Qualifications
Under the Australian Standard AS3660.1.2014 Termite Management Part 1: New building work
HomeGuard Precision Termite Management System is classified as a Sheet Material that can be
used in a Termite Management System meeting the Building Code of Australia (BCA) through the
CodeMark approval (SAIG CM20003).

HomeGuard Protectacote is a paint on product and is classified as a Termite Management


System complying with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) through the CodeMark System (CMA-
CM40156).

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HomeGuard Protectacote Features and Benefits
Features Benefits

Compliments existing range of


HomeGuard products

Versatile paint on product which contains both Provides wider and more comprehensive
termiticide and waterproof properties in one termite management solutions for the
Home Owner.

Adds waterproofing aspect to your


business offer. (NB. licence required)

Water based formulation containing Bifenthrin


Proven powerful termiticide that you can
at 0.65 g/L.
confidently recommend to your clients.

Non-Sensitizing, easy to paint on, roll or spray. The product is easy to work with, apply and
Easy clean up in water. clean up. You achieve a professional robust
job with safety no concerns.

Meets all Australian standards for use in


APVMA Registered
residential and commercial situations.

Product meets the Building Code of Australia


(BCA). When used as directed under
CodeMark Accredited AS3660.1.2014 certification is assured.

CMA-CM40156

Quality assurance that keeps our country


Proudly Australian Made
strong.

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Product Description
HomeGuard Protectacote Primer
A specially formulated polymer based foundation product for application to concrete and
masonry that is applied prior to the application of HomeGuard Protectacote Termiticide and
waterproof Barrier. The product is a ready mixed coating primer, blue in colour, which can be
applied by brush, roller or spray to run-off.

NB: The purpose of HomeGuard Protectacote Primer is to form a precursing chemical bond into
porous surfaces so as to ensure the top coat (HomeGuard Protectacote Termiticide and
Waterproof Barrier) is firmly embedded by capillary action. Failure to not use the Primer will
result in the top coat, not embedding well and potentially peeling off in strips.

HomeGuard Protectacote Primer


Is a ready to use solution
HomeGuard Protectacote Primer must be applied on all applications prior to the first coat
of HomeGuard Protectacote Termite, especially to older or contaminated, porous and
friable surfaces that have been cleaned.
Application is by brush, roller or spray gun and has a coverage rate of 10M2/L, and at
normal ambient conditions is touch dry in 10-15 minutes
Shake well before use
Is available in a 5L container.

HomeGuard Protectacote
Product description:
A thick, viscous, dark grey liquid, water based formulation that contains the active ingredient
Bifenthrin at 0.65 g/L. In accordance with direction for use it can be applied by brush, roller or
spray around and under buildings.

This liquid compound is a highly engineered acrylic polymer latex composition with a high loading
of inorganic fillers. On curing, the product concentrates to contain 0.1% Bifenthrin and forms a
tough, flexible, termite resistant and waterproof film.

HomeGuard Protectacote:
Is a ready to use product, do NOT add water
Meets AS3740-2004 and AS/NZS4858-2004 when applied as a wet area membrane in
internal and external applications.
Can be applied by roller, brush or heavy- duty airless spray gun at a rate of 1.5 litres per
square metre. Applications are for use on masonry, concrete and fibre board.
HomeGuard Protectacote Primer must be applied first.
Multiple coats of product can be applied depending on situation and thickness
requirements. Additionally thickness and re-enforcing can be increased by incorporate
non-woven fiberglass cloth for joints and corners.
Has a shelf life of one year when stored in a dry place between 10 and 23 oC.
When fluid it can be cleaned with water. After curing, it can be removed by mineral
turpentine, toluol or lacquer thinners.

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Upon completion of application, it should be left to cure for a least one-day before tiling or
backfilling.
Is supplied in 15 litre/22kg pails
HomeGuard Protectacote Product Images

HomeGuard Protectacote 15L

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Installation Procedures
Surface Preparation
Correct surface preparation is essential for proper adhesion of HomeGuard Protectacote. If
the surface to be coated is not new or has been cured or contaminated, a hydrocarbon-based
solvent must be used. After application of the solvent, immediately scrub down the treated
area with a wire brush.

Make sure the solvent is used in a well ventilated area and kept away from heat, sparks and
naked flames.

Ensure that all surfaces are clean and free from dirt, soil, mortar, cracks, gaps and fissures. To help
clean brick base and slab edge use a broken brick to remove excess mortar and to help smooth
rough surfaces then sweep surfaces clean from residual dust and dirt prior to installation.

Priming
After proper surface preparation has been completed, HomeGuard Protectacote Primer is to be
applied.

HomeGuard Protectacote Primer must be applied to all surfaces prior to application of the first
coat of HomeGuard Protectacote.

Special Precautions
All surfaces must be cleaned and primed before any application
All joints must be reinforced with non-woven fibreglass cloth strips
In floor areas, feather the edges of control joints to a smooth curved finish so as to prevent
a line forming on any subsequent floor cover. (eg. Carpeting)
Use masking tape and drop cloths in areas where a clean professional job is required.
Protectacote sticks firmly to masonry and it is difficult to remove drops and spills.
Cover job if rain is imminent
Do NOT wash brush in around open drains, wash tools or equipment in bucket. Dispose of
rinsates onto soil around site, ideally covered later with back fill.

Application and Thickness of Film


HomeGuard Protectacote when applied as a film will shrink up to 40% upon curing. To quickly
and effectively build up film thickness, apply liberal coats.

Brush-on
Load brush and apply one forward stroke and one backward stroke so as to leave a thick film. Do
NOT feather film (i.e. use repeated brush strokes back and forth) as this will spread film too thinly
and more applications will be required.

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Roll-on
Using a wool roller, load roller and apply one forward (or up) and one backward (or down) stroke
so as to leave a thick film. Do NOT continue to roll back/forth or up/down as this will spread film
too thinly and more applications will be required. DO NOT USE FOAM ROLLER.

Spray-on
Only recommended for very large jobs. Specific application equipment is required. Check with
your FMC Representative for latest recommendations.

Curing Time
How quickly HomeGuard Protectacote depends on temperature, humidity and air movement.
Elevated summer temperatures, low humidity and high air flow will result in rapid curing within 10
to 15 minutes of application. Under cold, winter conditions, high humidity and no air flow, curing
may take up to 24 hours in extreme cases.

Application Instructions
Infill Slab
1. Ensure all dirt and debris is cleared away along brickwork and concrete joint of infill slab.
2. Apply HomeGuard Protectacote Primer to brick course, control joint and top of concrete
slab. HomeGuard Protectacote Primer should be applied up to point of run-off.
3. Apply 1 coat of HomeGuard Protectacote to the brick course, control joint and top of
concrete with a brush, ensuring the coat is even and 75mm wide along top of concrete.
4. After applying first coat of HomeGuard Protectacote, roll in non-woven fibreglass cloth
(such as Reo-band) to the brick course, control joint and top of concrete slab and meld it
into the HomeGuard Protectacote ensuring all cloth is embedded with no creases or
bubbles.
5. After embedding in the cloth, apply a second coat of HomeGuard Protectacote Termite
along the brick course, control joint and top of concrete.
6. If the coatings are not applied correctly and cloth is showing then a third coat will need to
be applied along joint to cover cloth completely.

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Concrete Block
1. Ensure all dirt and debris is cleared away along concrete block, control joint and top of
concrete.
2. Apply HomeGuard Protectacote Primer to concrete block, control joint and concrete slab.
HomeGuard Protectacote Primer should be applied up to point of run-off.
3. Apply 1 coat of HomeGuard Protectacote to the concrete block, control joint and top of
concrete with a brush, ensuring the coat is even and 75mm wide along top of concrete.
4. After applying first coat of HomeGuard Protectacote, roll in non-woven fibreglass cloth
(such as Reo-band) to the entire concrete block, control joint and top of concrete and meld
it into the HomeGuard Protectacote ensuring all cloth is embedded with no creases or
bubbles.
5. After embedding in the cloth, apply a second coat of HomeGuard Protectacote along the
concrete block, control joint and top of concrete.
6. If the coatings are not applied correctly and cloth is showing then a third coat will need to
be applied along joint to cover cloth completely.

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Cyclone Tie Down Rods
1. Ensure all dirt and debris is cleared from along concrete block, control joint, top of
concrete and reo bars.
2. Apply HomeGuard Protectacote Primer concrete block, control joint, concrete slab and
reo. HomeGuard Protectacote Primer should be applied up to point of run-off.
3. Apply 1 coat of HomeGuard Protectacote to the concrete block, control joint, top of
concrete and reo bars with a brush, ensuring the coat is even and 75mm wide along top of
concrete.
4. After applying first coat of HomeGuard Protectacote Termite and Waterproofing Barrier,
roll in woven fibreglass cloth (such as Reo-band) to the entire concrete block, control joint,
top of concrete and reo bars and meld it into the HomeGuard Protectacote ensuring all
cloth is embedded with no creases or bubbles.
5. After embedding in the cloth, apply a second coat of HomeGuard Protectacote along the
concrete block, control joint, top of concrete and reo bars.
6. If the coatings are not applied correctly and cloth is showing then a third coat will need to
be applied along joint to cover cover completely.

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Clading Design
1. Ensure all dirt and debris is cleared from footing edge.
2. Apply HomeGuard Protectacote Primer to concrete footing. HomeGuard Protectacote
Primer should be applied up to point of run-off.
3. Apply 1 coat of HomeGuard Protectacote to the joint with a brush, ensuring the coat is
even and 75mm wide along footing edge.
4. After applying first coat of HomeGuard Protectacote Termite and Waterproofing Barrier,
roll in non-woven fibreglass cloth to the entire footing edge and meld it into the
HomeGuard Protectacote ensuring all cloth is embedded with no creases or bubbles.
5. After embedding in the cloth, apply a second coat of HomeGuard Protectacote along the
footing edge.
6. If the coatings are not applied correctly and cloth is showing, then a third coat will need to
be applied along joint to cover cloth completely.

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1. Ensure all dirt and debris is cleared from along the footing edge.
2. Apply HomeGuard Protectacote Primer to concrete footing. HomeGuard Protectacote
Primer should be applied up to point of run-off.
3. Apply 1 coat of HomeGuard Protectacote Termite to the joint with a brush, ensuring the
coat is even and 75mm wide along footing edge.
4. After applying first coat of HomeGuard Protectacote, roll in non-woven fibreglass cloth
(such as Reo-band) to the entire footing edge and meld it into the HomeGuard
Protectacote ensuring all cloth is embedded with no creases or bubbles.
5. After embedding in the cloth, apply a second coat of HomeGuard Protectacote along the
footing edge.
6. If the coatings are not applied correctly and cloth is showing then a third coat will need to
be applied along joint to cover cloth completely.

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Concrete Tilt Panels
1. Ensure all dirt and debris is cleaned from along footing edge.
2. Apply HomeGuard Protectacote Primer to concrete footing. HomeGuard Protectacote
Primer should be applied up to point of run-off.
3. Apply 1 coat of HomeGuard Protectacote to the joint with a brush, ensuring the coat is
thick and even and 75mm wide along footing edge.
4. After applying first coat of HomeGuard Protectacote, roll in non-woven fibreglass cloth to
the entire footing edge and meld it into the HomeGuard Protectacote ensuring all cloth is
embedded with no creases or bubbles.
5. After embedding in the cloth, apply a second thick coat of HomeGuard Protectacote along
the footing edge.
6. If the coatings are not applied correctly and cloth is showing then a third coat will need to
be applied along joint to cover cloth completely.

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Backfilled Retaining Walls
1. Apply HomeGuard Protectacote Primer to all walls, joints and concrete slab.
2. Apply first coat of HomeGuard Protectacote by brush, roller or spray gun at cover of 10m2
per Litre.
3. Apply non-woven fibreglass cloth 130mm wide across all joints.
4. Apply a second coat of HomeGuard Protectacote to entire wall. This will ensure no
separation of membrane from structural movement.
5. Allow to dry and cure for 48 hours.

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Control Joints
1. Ensure all dirt and debris is cleaned from control joint.
2. Apply HomeGuard Protectacote Primer to concrete area of control joint. HomeGuard
Protectacote Primer should be applied up to point of run-off.
3. Apply 1 thick coating of HomeGuard Protectacote to the joint with a brush, ensuring the
coat is thick and even and 50mm either side of the joint.
4. After applying first coat of HomeGuard Protectacote, roll in non-woven fibreglass cloth
(such as Reo-band) to the entire joint and meld it into the HomeGuard Protectacote
ensuring all cloth is embedded with no creases or bubbles.
5. After embedding in the cloth, apply a second thick coating of HomeGuard Protectacote
along the joint.
6. If the coatings are not applied correctly and cloth is showing then a third coat will need to
be applied along joint to cover cloth completely.

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APPENDIX
APVMA Label

READ SAFETY DIRECTIONS BEFORE OPENING OR USING

HomeGuard Protectacote
Termite and Waterproof Barrier

ACTIVE CONSTITUENT: 0.65 g/L BIFENTHRIN

GROUP 3A INSECTICIDE

For the protection of buildings and other structures from concealed entry by
termites

RESTRICTED CHEMICAL PRODUCT ONLY TO BE SUPPLIED TO OR USED BY AN AUTHORISED


PERSON


FMC Australasia Pty Ltd
12 Julius Avenue
North Ryde, NSW 2113
Contact Number 1800 066 355

FMC and HomeGuard are Registered Trademarks of FMC Corporation, Philadelphia, USA.

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DIRECTIONS FOR USE
All States (except Tasmania)

Pest Situation Rate Critical Comments


Subterranean Pre-construction and A single layer For additional strength and
Termites post-construction (1.3mm) of coverage of joints, cracks and
termite protection HomeGuard fissures apply HomeGuard
and waterproof Protectacote Protectacote in combination with
barrier for domestic, forms a non-woven fibreglass cloth to
commercial and waterproof and form a complete and continuous
industrial buildings termite resistant barrier.
and other slab-on- barrier.
ground structures Concrete slab must be
constructed in accordance with
AS 2870.1.
Waterproofing and 1.3 mm minimum Two liberal coats of HomeGuard
termite proofing dry film Protectacote are required to
back-filled walls achieve the minimum thickness
Construction joints required for waterproofing and
Posts and poles termite resistance.
HomeGuard Protectacote Primer
must be applied first in all
situations.

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY MANNER, CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS
AUTHORISED UNDER APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION.

INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE WARNING GROUP 3A INSECTICIDE

For insecticide resistance management HomeGuard Protectacote is a Group 3A insecticide. Some


naturally occurring insect biotypes, resistant to HomeGuard Protectacote and other Group 3A
insecticides, may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant
individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if HomeGuard Protectacote or other
Group 3A insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of HomeGuard Protectacote on
resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since occurrence of resistant individuals is
difficult to detect prior to use, FMC Australasia Pty Ltd. accepts no liability for any losses that may
result from the failure of HomeGuard Protectacote to control resistant insects. HomeGuard
Protectacote may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further
information, contact your local Department of Agriculture.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
HomeGuard Protectacote, in conjunction with the HomeGuard Precision Termite Management
System (the HomeGuard System), forms a continuous waterproof and termite resistant barrier
around the perimeter of new slab-on-ground structures and extensions to existing structures,
where the concrete slab is acting as a physical barrier to termite entry as per AS 3660.1. In this

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situation, the concrete slab must be poured in accordance with AS 2870.1: Residential Slabs and
Footings Recommendations.

HomeGuard Protectacote is an acrylic polymer latex composition with a high loading of inorganic
fillers. On curing, it forms a tough, flexible, termite resistant and waterproof film.

Bifenthrin is the active ingredient in HomeGuard Protectacote. The active ingredient content of
HomeGuard Protectacote is such that when this liquid product cures, the resulting barrier has a
bifenthrin content of 1 g/kg.

The active ingredient is uniformly dispersed throughout the product. It both kills and repels
termites. When properly installed, HomeGuard Protectacote in conjunction with the HomeGuard
system, forms a full and continuous waterproof and termite resistant perimeter barrier that works
by forcing termite activity into the open where it can be detected by regular inspection (see
SERVICE REQUIREMENT section below).

CRITICAL APPLICATION DETAILS


HomeGuard Protectacote can only form an effective termite resistant barrier when installed as
part of a comprehensive termite management system such as the HomeGuard Precision Termite
Management System and must be installed in accordance with Australian Standard AS 3660.1.

Pre-installation
Before installing HomeGuard Protectacote in conjunction with the HomeGuard system, a site
inspection is recommended and the following precautions taken:

Eliminate any active nest of economically important wood feeding species of subterranean
termites (as per AS 3660.1) found within the property boundary or within 50 metres of the
proposed new construction.
Excavate and remove all tree stumps, logs and roots from the building footprint.
Remove all timber off-cuts, building debris, removable framework and other waste
materials from the area.
Ensure all structural components below the ground are made from termite resistant
material such as masonry, concrete, steel, etc.

INSTALLATION/APPLICATION
Cavity Protection
HomeGuard Protectacote can be used to protect the cavity formed between the brick work and
the concrete slab in slab-on-ground and in-fill slab construction situations from termite entry. In
the cavity, the HomeGuard Protectacote must be applied from the internal brickwork to the
rebate edge.

Slab Edge Exposure


In slab edge exposure situations a continuous coat of HomeGuard Protectacote is applied around
the entire building, 75mm wide and with a minimum thickness of 1.3 mm. (i.e. two liberal coats
required)

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Construction Joints
For details of application of HomeGuard Protectacote over construction joints see the HomeGuard
Protectacote Installation Manual.

General wall, concrete and masonry applications


When applying HomeGuard Protectacote as a barrier to walls, masonry or concrete, all surfaces
must be clean and primed. See HomeGuard Protectacote Installation Manual. HomeGuard
Protectacote applications in these situations must be 50 mm minimum width.

Back Filled Walls


In situations where hydrostatic water pressure may exist, all joints must have an application
thickness of at least 4 mm. Allow at least 48 hours for the HomeGuard Protectacote to cure
before returning the soil to the wall area.

Posts and Poles


Apply a continuous layer of HomeGuard Protectacote to a minimum thickness of 1.3 mm to the
butt and to 50 mm above ground or concrete height. This is achieved by applying two coats of
HomeGuard Protectacote. Ensure any cracks or fissures are completely filled.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Equipment
HomeGuard Protectacote can be applied by brush, roller, spray or trowel. Do NOT use foam
rollers.

Curing
The rate of curing depends on the weather conditions at the time of application. In hot, dry
and/or windy conditions, curing may be very rapid.

Cleaning Equipment
Equipment used to apply HomeGuard Protectacote can be cleaned with water. The need to clean
brushes, rollers, etc. between jobs can be minimised by wrapping the equipment in a plastic bag
or cling wrap to slow the rate of curing of the product.

SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
The active ingredient in HomeGuard Protectacote, will both kill and repel termites that come into
contact with it. The purpose of HomeGuard Protectacote, used in conjunction with the
HomeGuard Precision Termite Management system when properly installed, is to prevent
concealed entry of subterranean termites. Australian trials indicate that a correctly installed
HomeGuard Termite Management System will prevent concealed termite entry by subterranean
termites. Termites can still go around the barrier but in order to do so they will be forced into the
open where they will construct a visible mud trail (also known as a tunnel or lead).

Regular competent inspection is recommended as part of an on-going termite management


program. Service requirements are to be determined as a result of at least an annual inspection by
a licensed Pest Control Operator. More frequent inspections may be required in high risk termite
areas. In determining the need for service inspections, factors such as local termite pressure and
breaches of the barrier should be considered.

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Subterranean termites are on occasion capable of bridging termite barriers and therefore regular
inspections, as detailed in Australian Standard AS 4349.3 will significantly increase the probability
of detection of termite activity before any damage or costly repairs are required.

RE-ENTRY PERIOD
DO NOT allow entry into treated areas until the spray has dried unless wearing elbow-length
chemical resistant gloves.

PROTECTION OF FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT


Do not contaminate dams, rivers, streams, creeks, drains or other waterways with the product or
used container. Do not use in the construction or repair of fish ponds.

PROTECTION OF PETS AND LIVESTOCK


Before using, remove animals and pets from the areas to be treated.

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL


Store closed in original packaging, in a cool well-ventilated area away from children, animals, food
and feedstuffs. DO NOT store for long periods in direct sunlight. DO NOT allow product to enter
sewers, gutters or storm water drains, creeks or any other waterways. Use within 12 months of
opening.

In the event that there is surplus liquid to be disposed of, the material can be coated on top of the
perimeter barrier. If this is not possible, coat the material onto a sheet of plastic or other waste
material and allow to cure. Place the cured material in a sealed plastic bag and dispose of at an
approved industrial waste site.

SAFETY DIRECTIONS
Harmful if absorbed by skin contact, inhaled or swallowed. May irritate the eyes, nose and throat
and skin. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Do not inhale spray mist or vapour. When using the
product, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing), elbow-
length chemical resistant gloves, face shield or goggles. When using the prepared spray, wear
cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing), elbow-length chemical
resistant gloves, goggles or safety glasses and half face respirator. If product on skin, immediately
wash area with soap and water. If product in eyes, wash it out immediately with water. Wash
hands after use. After each day's use wash gloves, goggles or safety glasses, respirator and if
rubber wash with detergent and warm water, and contaminated clothing.

FIRST AID
If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or
Poisons Information Centre Australia 131 126.

Material Safety Data Sheet


Additional information is listed in the material safety data sheet, available from the supplier or
www.fmcaustralasia.com.au.

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Warranty
FMC makes no warranty expressed or implied, concerning the use of this product other than that
indicated on the label. Except as so warranted the product is sold as is. Buyer and user assume
all risk of use and/or handling and/or storage of this material when such use and/or handling
and/or storage is contrary to label instructions.

APVMA Approval No. 80789/101648

END APVMA LABEL

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