3–PART ARCHITECTURAL SPECIFICATION
?FOR BORA-CARE COMMERCIAL
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(Specifier Note: The purpose of this guide specification is to assist the Specifier in correctly specifying termite control and its application or installation. The Specifier needs to edit these guide specifications to fit the needs of each specific project. Contact a Nisus Corporation representative to assist in appropriate product selections. Throughout the guide specification, there are “Specifier Notes” to assist in the editing of the file. Brackets [ ] have been used to indicate when a selection is required.
References have been made within the text of the specification to MasterFormat 2004 Section numbers and titles. The Specifier needs to coordinate these numbers and titles with sections included for the specific project.
This guide is for commercial applications using a termiticide and physical barrier termite system to protect structures from subterranean and Formosan termites.
?Bora-Care Commercial Termiticide is a “green” mineral-derived borate-based EPA-registered
product applied directly to the structure of a building as a primary termite barrier. It uses a patented glycol solution to create a continuous barrier of protection on concrete, masonry, metal/steel, wood, pipe penetrations, bath traps and other subterranean termite entry points. ? Bora-CareCommercial is applied as a continuous horizontal and vertical application in a minimum two-foot band to all structural wood, foundations, bath traps, and/or pipe protrusions. It provides the highest level of active ingredient against termites and is the only borate-based termiticide with product-specific long-term efficacy studies and application history against ?subterranean termites. Bora-Care Commercial should not be used below-ground, or where
treated exterior surfaces are not protected from weather, in direct contact with the ground or in continuous contact with water.
Termistops are a non-chemical, physical termite barrier made of high grade stainless steel mesh, available in a range of sizes, designed to be fitted to plumbing and other service penetrations before the concrete slab is poured. When clamped to each individual penetration, the concrete “keys” into the mesh eliminating the small gap between the concrete slab and
service pipe that would allow entry by termites. Termistops alone address only single pipe penetrations and should therefore be used in conjunction with a Bora-Care Commercial termite treatment to provide protection to all potential termite entry points.
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PART 1 - GENERAL
1.1 SECTION INCLUDES
A. Termiticide treatment of structure.
B. Physical stainless steel mesh termite barrier for installation around bath traps and
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1.2 ACTION SUBMITTALS
A. Refer to Section [01 33 00 Submittal Procedures] [Insert section number and
B. Product Data: For each type of termite control product indicated. Include EPA-
Registered Label for termiticide products.
(Specifier Note: DELETE article below if not specific to project. LEED projects should be
addressed separately and specifically including templates of information satisfying
CIR requirements and case studies of projects receiving favorable ruling)
C. LEED Submittals:
1. Product Data for Credit IDc1, For termiticide treatment of structure and chemical-
free physical barrier termite systems:
a. Provide documentation describing typical methods for termite prevention
involving chemical pesticide treatments and describing alternative control.
Include the advantages of one treatment over the other.
b. Provide documentation showing significant and measureable
environmental effect and actual reduction in chemical use.
c. Provide statement of project commitment to eliminate future chemical use. 1.3 INFORMATIONAL SUBMITTALS
(Specifier Note: VERIFY licensing requirements with local authorities. DELETE “Qualification Data” paragraph below if not project-specific.)
A. Qualification Data: For licensed [and manufacturer accredited] installer.
?(Specifier Note: Bora-Care is distinguished from other borate-based termiticides by its “product-specific” five-year efficacy data submitted to EPA and its labeling for application to concrete and other building materials.)
B. Test Reports: Provide 5-year product specific efficacy studies and concrete
application studies and application history.
C. Product Certificates.
D. Termiticide Treatment Report. Include the following:
1. Date and time of application.
2. Quantity of undiluted termiticide used.
3. Dilutions, methods, volumes used and rates of application.
4. Areas of application.
5. Areas not accessible.
E. Physical Stainless Steel Mesh Barrier Report. Include the following:
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2. Shop drawings of mesh installation type to be used as described in 1. above.
3. Physical barrier brand name and manufacturer.
F. Warranties: Sample of special warranties.
1.4 QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. Installer Qualifications: A specialist who is licensed according to regulations of
authorities having jurisdiction to apply termite control treatment and products in
jurisdiction where Project is located and who employs workers trained and approved
by manufacturer to install manufacturer's products.
B. Regulatory Requirements: Formulate and apply termiticides and termite devices
according to the EPA-Registered Label.
C. Source Limitations: Obtain termite control products from single source from single
D. Pre-installation Conference: Conduct conference at Project site.
1.5 PROJECT CONDITIONS
A. Coordinate installation of physical stainless steel mesh barriers around utility
penetrations. Install barriers after installation and inspection of plumbing, electrical
pipes, conduits, slab vapor barrier, and concrete slab reinforcement and prior to
B. Coordinate application of termiticide treatment of structure with access to all
structural framing members and foundations. Install termiticide during the dried-in
phase after all structural framing and sheathing is in place and prior to installation of
drywall, insulation, mechanical systems and electrical wiring.
A. Refer to Section [01 78 36 Warranties] [Insert section number and title].
(Specifier Note: DELETE warranty information not specific to project.)
(Specifier Note: VERIFY warranty requirements with local authorities.)
B. Special Warranty: Standard form, signed by Applicator and Contractor, certifying that
termite control work, consisting of applied termiticide treatment and physical barriers,
will prevent infestation of subterranean and Formosan termites. Installer agrees to re-
treat structure with termiticide treatments and/or repair or replace damage where
subterranean and Formosan termite activity is discovered during warranty period as
directed by warranty.
1. Warranty Period: [One][Five] years from date of Substantial Completion.
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a. Provide annual inspection of termite control work.
(Specifier Note: DELETE “Maintenance Service” [may be warranty-dependent] article below if
not specific to project.)
1.7 MAINTENANCE SERVICE
A. Continuing Service: Beginning at Substantial Completion, provide  months'
continuing service including monitoring, inspection and re-treatment for occurrences
of termite activity. Provide a standard continuing service agreement. State services,
obligations, conditions, terms for agreement period and terms for future renewal
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
A. Nisus Corporation; 100 Nisus Drive; Rockford, TN 37853; Phone 800.264.0870;
2.2 TERMITICIDE TREATMENT
?(Specifier Note: Bora-Care Commercial is distinguished from other borate-based termiticides by its “product-specific” five-year efficacy data submitted to EPA and its labeling for application to concrete and other building materials. If additional products are required for competitive procurement, contact Nisus Corporation for assistance in listing competitive products that may be available.)
A. Provide an EPA-Registered termiticide, complying with requirements of authorities
having jurisdiction, in an aqueous solution formulated to prevent termite infestation.
Provide quantity required for application at the label volume and rate for the
maximum termiticide concentration allowed for each specific use, according to
product's EPA-Registered Label.
1. Basis-of-Design: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide Nisus ?Corporation; BORA-CARE Commercial Termiticide, Insecticide and Fungicide
[or approved equal].
a. Active Ingredient: 40% Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (DOT)
b. Penetrant: Patented Glycol mixture.
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2.3 PHYSICAL STAINLESS STEEL MESH BARRIERS
A. Provide stainless steel mesh physical barriers complying with requirements of
authorities having jurisdiction and manufacturer’s written standards and direction.
Provide proper sizes for each specific use.
1. Basis-of-Design: Subject to compliance with requirements; Termistop [or
a. Mesh: Marine grade Type 725 stainless steel flexible mesh with wire
diameter of 0.18mm and aperture size of 0.66mm x 0.45mm.
b. Clamps: Stainless steel only as provided by manufacturer
2.4 ACCESSORY MATERIALS
A. As required by manufacturer for proper installation
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A. Comply with the most stringent requirements of authorities having jurisdiction and
with manufacturer's EPA-Registered Label for products.
B. Metal Protection: Where stainless steel mesh will contact dissimilar metals, protect
against corrosion by applying contact surfaces with corrosion-resistant materials as
recommended by manufacturer for this purpose.
3.2 TERMITICIDE TREATMENT TO STRUCTURE APPLICATION
A. Examine substrates, areas, and conditions, with Applicator present, for compliance
with requirements for interfaces with slab and foundation work, utility installationcra and
other conditions affecting performance of termite control.
B. Proceed with application only after unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected. C. Termiticide Treatment Preparation: Remove foreign matter and impermeable materials
that could decrease treatment effectiveness on areas to be treated.
D. Application: Mix termiticide treatment solution to a uniform consistency. Provide
quantity required for application at the label volume and rate for the maximum specified
concentration of termiticide, according to manufacturer's EPA-Registered Label. Apply
to the following areas so that a continuous horizontal and vertical termiticide barrier or
treated zone is established at the foundation building construction. Distribute treatment
(Specifier Note: Items below must be treated. DELETE application paragraphs below only if area is not part of structure.)
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1. Structural Components and Sill Plates: Treat all structural concrete, block, steel
& wood and sill plates up 24 inches from contact with foundation as required by
2. Sheathing: Treat all cellulosic sheathing up 24 inches from the foundation. 3. Concrete Slab: Treat concrete slab a minimum of 2 – 8 inches out from all sill
4. Bath Traps: Treat open bath traps and surrounding 12 inches of slab area. 5. Penetrations: Treat all pipe and plumbing penetrations to a height of 24 inches
and a minimum of 6 inches surrounding penetration.
6. Crawl space Foundation Walls: Treat inside surface of crawl space concrete or
concrete block walls extending up vertically 24 inches from soil. 7. Crawl space/Basement Flooring: Treat all sill plates, box headers and joist 24
inches out from contact with foundation walls or piers.
8. Basement: Treat inside surface of basement concrete or concrete block walls
extending up vertically 24 inches from slab.
9. Expansion Joint and Abutting Connections: Treat abutting slab areas and
expansion joints a minimum of 6 inches out on each side of joint or abutting slab
3.3 PHYSICAL STAINLESS STEEL MESH BARRIERS INSTALLATION
(Specifier Note: Items below must be treated. DELETE application paragraphs below only if
area is not part of structure.)
A. Install single flange physical stainless steel mesh barriers at all service penetrations of greater spacing than 4" between pipe outside diameter (O.D.) as follows: 1. Remove tape, insulation and other obstructions from service penetration. 2. Enlarge clamp and slide over top of pipe.
3. Position flange so it will be at the center of the slab.
4. Apply corrosion-resistant material to steel reinforcing to prevent contact with
5. Secure barrier to penetration by tightening clamp.
6. Lift flange so it is 15 degrees above horizontal.
7. Replace tape, insulation and other materials at penetration to their original
position and condition.
8. Apply manufacturer provided identification tape above the concrete level to mark
9. Inspect site to ensure all penetrations have been protected.
B. Install bath trap physical stainless steel mesh barriers at all bath block-outs as follows: 1. Remove block-out, tape, and other obstructions from pipe.
2. Ensure surface of pipe is clean.
3. Place bath trap barrier on top of pipe.
4. Press clamp down on mesh and tighten at top of pipe.
5. Cut an “X” in the center of the pipe clamp, ensuring to cut with the grain of the
6. Fold each tab at the “point” and fold it in half.
7. Fold tabs again to fold over clamp.
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8. Loosen clamp and lower bath trap barrier to surface of vapor barrier or pad.
9. Secure bath trap barrier in place by tightening clamp.
10. Replace block-out, tape and other materials to original positions and conditions.
11. Fold up edges of bath trap barrier.
C. Install stainless steel mesh barrier to multiple pipes, clusters or manifolds of less than
4" spacing between pipe O.D. as follows:
1. Remove tape, insulation and other obstructions from service penetration.
2. Enlarge clamps and slide over top of pipes in cluster to measure distance
between pipes for folds.
3. Overlap clamps on pipes, then remove and position back to back and fold and
crimp overlapped mesh to unite clamps
4. Continue procedure for all clamps in the cluster
5. Position flange so it will be at the center of the slab.
6. Apply corrosion-resistant material to steel reinforcing to prevent contact with
7. Secure barrier to penetration by tightening clamps.
8. Lift flange so it is 15 degrees above horizontal.
9. Apply manufacturer provided identification tape above the concrete level to mark
D. Observe installation of concrete to insure integrity of the physical barriers.
3.4 PHYSICAL BARRIERS PROTECTION
A. Protect installed physical barriers before, during and after the work of all trades.
Repair physical barriers when damaged or moved.
END OF SECTION
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