For the ReTerM™ system to work effectively it needs to be installed by qualified people, trained in termite managment.

The following series of installation articles will explain why why. 

Step 1 – Preparing the Soil

When you start digging away the soil to lay the ReTerM™ system, it becomes very clear that soil quality is not always what you expect. 

All termiticides require good soil with a high organic content if they are going to work. 

Below are some shots from a recent installation: 

Crusher Dust

Cursher Dust is great for preparing a concrete pad, but absolutely useless for any termiticide application.

ReTerM Installation - Bad Soil - Crusher Dust

Crusher Dust - has to be replaced

Clay

Using this type of soil guarantees that you don’t get even distribution of termiticide – it has to be replaced. 

ReTerm Installation - Bad Soil - Clay

Clay Soil has to be replaced

 Tree roots and rocks need to be removed

In fact, if tree roots are going to be problem later on, you need to manage this with root guard systems, otherwise they will give termites access through the treated soil (like little tunnels).

ReTerM Installation - Bad Soil - Tree Roots and Rocks

Tree Roots and Rocks must be removed

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