Before construction on a new home can begin, you want to ensure that you will meet state regulations. One of the steps required by Arizona law is a pre-construction termite service designed to protect and treat areas known for termite infestations. This is applied directly into the soil before concrete is laid, to ensure a lasting and quality structure is built.
Contractors and, in some cases, homeowners themselves will need to deal with termite prevention before construction can begin on a new home or home addition. It’s essential that it gets done in a timely manner, and that’s where contractors and homeowners can count on SOS Exterminating.
What is a Pre-Construction Termite Service?
Subterranean termites are a big problem for residents in the Prescott Valley area. They make their homes underground, which can spell trouble for a new foundation and the structural integrity of a newly built home. To combat this, new construction must have a chemical treatment called a pre-construction termite service performed before concrete is laid down.
You’ll need a licensed exterminator to create a chemical barrier between the ground and the foundation to discourage termite infestations over the long term. The impact of a poorly managed termite service or none at all can be far-reaching and detrimental to the structural integrity of the new house. If the concrete slab below a structure begins to crack or shrink, termites can enter and destroy wood that meets the slab. By treating the soil before the slab is laid, a barrier is created that eliminates potential termite infestations.
In Arizona particularly — as more homes are built on reclaimed desert — the potential for contact with subterranean termites is higher, and infestations are a more significant threat. Any cracks or sinkage in the foundation could lead to irreversible contact with termites, leading to severe damage over time.
The Federal Housing Administration, Veterans Affairs, and other housing groups require a pre-construction termite service by law, and many communities in Arizona have their own regulations for these services.
Do I need a pre-construction termite service?
Termite pre-construction treatment must be applied by a certified professional. SOS Exterminating can directly treat the soil with a program that’s designed to protect construction for up to five years, depending on the option that you select.
Arizona regulations indicate that this is a required service, but you don’t have to leave it at that. You can choose from two different pre-construction termite services, and for homeowners, there is an option to reapply treatments even after the period of service is over.
Treat the soil before any foundation is laid, and you’ll not only be in compliance with regulations, but your structure will have reliable protections against one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares.
What is SOS Exterminating’s Pre-Construction Termite Service?
You know that your new construction requires this treatment, but it can be challenging to know where to turn. The services of SOS Exterminating provide reliable and guaranteed service for contractors and homeowners looking to be in compliance and protect their new construction.
To meet the needs of our clients, we provide two different pre-construction termite services. Please call us for a free consultation and to determine what option best fits your needs.
Premise is a great option for basic new builds, providing 3 years of coverage.
This is our most popular plan. With the SC Termidor treatment, we guarantee 5 years.
No matter what plan you choose, SOS Exterminating offers exceptional service. We will provide same day service when you call us before 12pm. If an inspector approves your build to move forward at 8am, call us and we’ll be at your site, ready to treat that same day.
Is the Pre-Construction Termite Service guaranteed?
Pre-construction termite services aren’t a choice — they’re required by law. SOS Exterminating can handle the termite prevention you need to be in compliance and get your construction project started. Our Pre-Construction Termite Service warranties are far greater than other companies in our area provide. Depending on the type of serve you select, your full warranty can be up to 5 years! Our termite specialists will work directly with you to determine the best option for the needs of your specific project. Once your build is complete, the warranty can be passed onto the tenant or buyer for continued coverage.
Contact us for more information and to schedule a professional pre-construction termite service on the property. We’ll always ensure your construction gets off to a great start! Call us or fill out the contact form on this page to get started!