Culpeper Products

Borate Treated Wood

The Formosan termite is a formidable foe! It can chew thru soft metal, electric lines, plastic, mortar, rubber insulation or anything that stands in its way, namely your home!

The Formosan termite found predominantly in the southern United States is now also migrating north. No matter your geographic location, you need the protection of Culpeper BORATE treated wood products. Borates are natural occurring minerals that have proven effective in protecting wood products from termites, carpenter ants and fungal decay, including dry rot.

Culpeper BORATE treated lumber is easily recognized by the industry standard blue tint. The addition of blue dye during the treatment process makes it easy for building inspectors to identify that the lumber is borate treated since without the blue dye Culpeper BORATE treated lumber has the same coloration as non treated wood.

Culpeper BORATE treated wood products are treated with disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (DOT) and is a preservative that is EPA registered and meets the Standard #5 requirements of the American Wood Preservers Association. Culpeper BORATE treated wood products are also backed by a lifetime limited warranty.

Culpeper BORATE treated wood products are used for:

  • Sill plates
  • Trusses
  • Beams
  • Blocking
  • Joists
  • Studs
  • Rafters

Borate treated wood is perfect for interior application to protect against termites, carpenter ants and fungal decay. Frame your entire house for the ultimate protection.