Jun 26, 2010

(BTB) Basaltic Termite Barrier - Installation Guidelines

BTB is a basaltic sand that when installed properly, keeps ground termites from getting into your home. BTB is more environmentally friendly because its use does not require any chemicals and can potentially last indefinitely. It also does not kill termites; it's only a barrier.

However, proper installation is key.
Installed poorly, BTB will fail as a termite barrier and your home could potentially be worse off compared to spraying termiticide chemicals.

Video below was produced by Julian Yates of the Univ of Hawaii (photo at right).

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