The vast majority of brick homes are actually made of timber wall frames which hold up the timber framed roof.
There is a single course of brick around the outside to protect the timber from the elements which in turn gives the sense of a “brick home”.
Quick test! Lightly hit a few areas of your internal walls with an open hand. If you can hear mostly a hollow sound, then it would likely be a timber frame and not solid brick.
Ok, so how do termites get in?
Easily through the small gaps in the mortar between the bricks which are embedded in the ground.
During a termite treatment in Mudgeeraba, we thought that these photo’s and information would help home owners understand.
Here are the house bricks embedded in the ground (only visual once a trench is dug) and here are the termites gaining concealed entry into another brick home.
Most of the timber in a brick home is covered by wall linings so often there is significant damage before the home owner is aware of any problem what so ever.
To protect “brick homes” from termites, we need to apply a registered Termiticide into the trenches whilst they are being back-filled and beneath any concrete paths around the home by drill and injecting.
Once a full treated zone has been established, replace the pavers, seal up the drill holes and to make it almost impossible to notice what extensive work has been conducted.
See here in this diagram, how a full treated zone protects a brick house from concealed termite attack to the timber frame.
If you would like an accurate quote on a full termite treatment, just contact us on 0459 166 396 and as every home is slightly different, we will give our best advice and possible options on the best way to protect your home.
That’s what we do at Conquer Termites Gold Coast 🙂