Evaluation of Barrier Wrap Systems after 71 Months of Exposure

IRG/WP 13-40631

H M Barnes, M G Sanders, G B Lindsey, C McIntyre

A 71 month study of the performance of booted samples in ground contact was conducted in AWPA hazard zone 4. Data indicated that excellent performance of wrapped systems, even over untreated wood, could be obtained. Instances of decay colonization or termite attack could all be attributed to some breaking of the integrity of the barrier system. Good performance for treatment below ground contact threshold was demonstrated.

Keywords: barrier wraps, southern pine, Spruce-Pine-Fir, western red cedar, glu-lam

Conference: 13-06-16/20 Stockholm, Sweden

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