Global Patent Index - EP 1053373 A1

EP 1053373 A1 2000-11-22 - METHOD OF TREATING CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE PREVENTION OF TERMITE INTRUSION

Title (en)

METHOD OF TREATING CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE PREVENTION OF TERMITE INTRUSION

Title (de)

BEHANDLUNGSVERFAHREN FÜR BETONFUNDAMENTE ZUR VERHINDERUNG DES EINDRINGENS VON TERMITEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE TRAITEMENT DE FONDATIONS EN BETON DESTINE A EMPECHER L'INTRUSION DES TERMITES

Publication

EP 1053373 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99970705 A

Priority

  • AU 9900895 W
  • AU 8931798 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0023667A1] A method of treating a section of concrete foundations, footings or piers (2) in such a way as to convert that section into a barrier against all forms of Subterranean Termite attack. This is accomplished by the use of a specially manufactured membrane (4) to be used in either conjunction with or replacement of the normal damproof membrane as used in the normal building procedure when a concrete section has to be poured. This membrane (4) is constructed in such a way as to hold in suspension a non-biodegradable termiticide that has been sprayed onto the face of the membrane (4), until the concrete (2) has been poured. The termiticide then becomes embedded between the concrete (2) and the membrane (4). Now when the concrete (2) begins to cure, the non-biodegradable termiticide will begin to absorb from out of the spongelike layer of the membrane (4) into the adjoining face of the concrete (2). This sectional area of the concrete structure has now become a permanent non-destructible barrier to all forms of subterranean termites.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

E04B 1/72; A01M 1/24

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A01M 1/24 (2006.01); E04B 1/72 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E04B 1/72 (2013.01); A01M 1/245 (2013.01); A01M 2200/011 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0023667A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 0023667 A1 20000427; AU 8931798 A 20000420; EP 1053373 A1 20001122

INPADOC legal status


2004-05-12 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION):

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2003-02-26 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20020502

2000-11-22 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20000901

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