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If you are planning a new home, school, or other structure, ask your architect about Polyguard TERM Sealant Barriers.

Residential home with TERM Barrier System ProtectionPolyguard offers three levels of barriers for design into a building:

Bronze Level is a low cost TermiteProtection Barrier mostly consisting of TERM Particle Barriers, which control and block three of the most common termite entry points. (Exposed perimeter, bath traps, and plumbing penetrations.)

Silver and Gold Level TERM Insect - Termite Prevention Barrier Systems block almost every pest from entry under the structure or through the walls.  This protection comes from the TERM Sealant Barrier, with the TERM Particle Barrier supplementing the sealant barrier.

The 2172 sq. ft. residence seen in the photo on the left was built in 2004 using Polyguard’s Gold Level TERM Barrier.  In 2014, after ten years, the only pests ever found in the home have been wasps, which apparently entered down the chimney. (Case Study)

 

 

TERM Barrier System - Bronze:  At the very least, you should do this:

TERM Barrier System - Bronze
Tier 3 - TERM Barrier System Description During construction, the pest management professional (PMP) installs Polyguard Barriers (both particle and sealant) at plumbing penetrations, bath traps, and exposed vertical perimeter concrete.
Cost Low
Pest Reduction This barrier blocks termites only.  The Bronze Level treatment covers the most common termite entry points, but not all termite entry points. 
Pesticide Impact

During construction, you should be able eliminate part or all of the preconstruction pesticide pretreatment which has been required until now on most Texas construction.
Your local building official has the authority to make that decision.
During the life of the structure, if future treatment becomes necessary, the amount of pesticide required for treatment should be significantly reduced.

Moisture Protection None

 

TERM Barrier System - Silver:  A moderate cost solution which provides extensive protection against all pests.

TERM Barrier System - Silver
Tier 2 - TERM Barrier System Description

During construction, the pest management professional (PMP) installs Polyguard Barriers at plumbing penetrations, bath traps, and exposed perimeter concrete. 
The remainder of the Silver Level TERM Barrier is 100% sealant and is installed by the regular construction trades.
To use the TERM Silver Level Barrier, flooring must be ceramic tile, wood, or laminate.

Cost Moderate
Pest Reduction

This barrier should block invasion by all pests which enter from underneath the slab or through the walls.

Pesticide Impact

During construction, you should be able to eliminate most or all of the preconstruction pesticide pretreatment which has been required until now on most Texas construction. Your local building official has the authority to make that decision.
During the life of the structure, the long lasting TERM Sealant Barrier should drastically reduce pest invasion, and thus the need for pesticides.

Moisture Protection The above slab horizontal TERM Sealant Barrier will also serve as a moisture barrier.

 

 

TERM Barrier System - Gold:  A premium heavy duty barrier with full underslab waterproofing

TERM Barrier System - Gold
Tier 1 - TERM Barrier System Description

During construction, the pest management professional (PMP) installs Polyguard Barriers at plumbing penetrations, bath traps, and exposed perimeter concrete. 
Below grade and underslab TERM Sealant Barriers are installed by a Polyguard certified waterproofing applicator.
The remainder of the TERM Barrier is installed by the regular construction trades.

Cost Moderate (If full underslab waterproofing is currently being specified).
Premium (If a simple vapor barrier is currently specified for underslab protection).
Pest Reduction

This barrier should block invasion by almost all pests which enter from underneath the slab and foundation or through the walls.

Pestacide Impact

During construction, you should be able eliminate most or all of the preconstruction pesticide pretreatment which has been required until now on most Texas construction.  Your local building official has the authority to make that decision.
During the life of the structure, the long lasting TERM Sealant Barrier should dramatically reduce the need for treatment with pesticides.

Moisture Protection Full underslab waterproofing maximizes moisture protection.

 

Polyguard’s TERM Gold and Silver Barrier Systems sound like a big deal.  You will need a little background:

FIRST – Polyguard Products is a company you would probably like

If you look at Polyguard’s logo, our tagline is: “Innovation based. Employee owned. Expect more.”

INNOVATION BASED: Polyguard has over 25 active US and international patents.  Through our history we have employed more technical people than sales people.  Approximately 2/3 of Polyguard sales are innovations which Polyguard introduced to the market.

EMPLOYEE OWNED: Polyguard is 100% employee owned by our Employee Stock Ownership Plan.  You should find Polyguard a pleasure to work with, because our people care more.

EXPECT MORE: We know of no other company whose sales have grown for 22 consecutive years.  If you aren’t impressed with that, perhaps you will be when a real and helpful person answers your phone call.

SECOND – Polyguard Products has manufactured waterproofing products for structures since 1970

Below is a sampling of Texas projects:

Perot Museum - Dallas, TX   George Brown Converntion Center - Houston, TX   Omni Hotel Ft. Worth TX
Perot Museum - Dallas - 2012   George Brown Convention Cr. - Houston - 2002   Omni Hotel - Ft. Worth - 2006

 

 

Below is a sampling of projects across the U.S.:

Universal Studios - Harry Potter Attraction   Ohio State University Medical Center   Dulles International Airport - East/West Baggage Claim - Sterling, VA
Universal Studios - Harry Potter Attraction - Orlando, FL - 2013   Ohio State University Medical Center - Columbus, OH - 2013   Dulles Intl. Airport - East/West Baggage Claim - Sterling, VA - 2014

 

 

THIRD – Polyguard has been working on pest barriers since 2000

It began with a December 1999 proposal from Texas A&M’s Department of Urban and Structural to evaluate an early Polyguard sealant termite barrier concept. (TX A&M 2000 Report)

In 2004 a full scale (2172 sq. ft.) prototype was built (Case Study).

In 2005 long term (3 ½ years old) Texas A&M field trails were destroyed by Hurricane Rita.  We had to start over after this bump. 

In mid-2011 the 2nd set of long term field trials completed the necessary 5 years length.  The TERM Barrier was concluded to have “100% efficacy”. (TX A&M 2011 Long Term Testing Report)

In 2013 Polyguard acquired the particle barrier technology from Bryan Springer, the Galveston pest management professional who had developed it.

What is the TERM Sealant Barrier and how can it provide overall pest exclusion?

First, let’s define what Polyguard’s TERM Sealant Barrier does:

  1. It STICKS, and remains stuck, to construction surfaces such as concrete, wood, metals..
  2. It SEALS - not just insects, but also water, radioactive radon, and energy leaks.

TERM stands for Termites, Energy, Radon, Moisture. It is a barrier to all of these. 

  1. It STRETCHES.  If a crevice or gap becomes enlarged by building movement, or by expansion or contraction of its components, the TERM Sealant Barrier will stretch over the enlarged gap, and it will remain sealed.

The animation below shows how TERM Sealant Barrier stretches.

TERM Sealant Barrier S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S

 

 

 

So a properly designed and constructed TERM Sealant Barrier will SEAL out all insects.  And over the life of the structure, the elastomeric nature of TERM Sealant will allow it to STRETCH and continue to seal the gaps and crevices caused by normal movement within the structure.

If you are building, here is the next step

If you are interested in having TERM Barrier Systems built into your new building, ask your architect about Polyguard’s TERM.  Since we are just introducing TERM Barriers to the architectural community, your architect may need more information.  A call or email to Polyguard (Contact Us) will alert us to familiarize your architect with the TERM Barrier Systems. Your architect can view www.PolyguardBarriers.com for detailed information.