Product Review

SmartGuard Borate-Treated Wood Products Introduced

In what is potentially one of the most far-reaching developments in light-frame construction in the last decade, Louisiana-Pacific, Osmose, and U.S. Borax have introduced the SmartGuard family of borate-treated wood products for home building. The products were rolled out on April 4 in response to the growing threat from termites throughout much of the U.S., especially Formosan termites (see Safer Pest Control: Management of Wood-Destroying Insects).

Published September 1, 2000

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