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Borate Wood Treatment for Termites

Discussing Borate termite treatment preservative with familyWhat is Borate Treated Lumber?

Sunbelt’s Borate termite treatment is a wood preservative for lumber. It provides permanent protection against Formosan and other termite species, decay fungi, and wood destroying insects in dry interior applications.

It is not suitable for applications exposed to the weather or in-ground contact and must be protected from exposure to liquid water.

Borate Product Features

  • Preservative-treated with Disodium Octoborate Tetrahydrate (DOT)
  • Applicable only in dry interior applications such as wood frame construction
  • Protects against Formosan Termites and other wood destroying insects
  • Protects against fungal decay
  • Non-corrosive to metal fasteners
  • Non-toxic to humans and animals
  • Does not adversely affect the strength properties of the treated lumber or plywood
  • Is a colorless treatment but is also available with a dye to make job site product identification easier
  • Is applied through a pressure treatment process to optimize penetration of borate preservative
  • Lumber and plywood must be protected from exposure to the weather while in transit and while being stored at retail yards and job sites
  • Covered by a 20-Year transferable limited warranty against structural damage due to fungal decay and/or insect damage, including both native and Formosan termites

Product Applications

  • Framing lumber
  • Studs
  • Sill plates
  • Floor joists
  • Roof rafters
  • Trusses
  • Plywood
  • Interior sheathing
  • Furring strips
  • Flooring
  • Moldings
  • Wood trim

Borate Wood Treatment Standards and Approvals

  • Meets American Wood Protection Association standards
  • Meets State of Hawaii requirements for protection against Formosan termites
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