Termite Resistant Evaluation

Termites can be hard to detect, due to the fact that they eat wood from the inside out. This means that by the time they are detected, considerable damage may already have been done. Many building materials are susceptible to termite damage, not just wood. Having your materials tested for termite resistance brings an assurance of durability and code compliance to both the builder and the buyer.
NTA can evaluate the code compliance of your building product for termite resistance in a couple of ways, comparative testing (treated to untreated lumber), or laboratory evaluation of treated or untreated cellulosic material for its resistance to subterranean termites. This test should be considered as a screening only for treated material, further evaluation by held methods is required.

What NTA can do

NTA has a nationally recognized testing lab, which is accredited by the IAS (International Accreditation Service), and performs several termite resistance tests:

  • AWPA E1: Standard Method for Laboratory Evaluation to Determine Resistance to Subterranean Termites
  • ASTM D3345: Standard Test Method for Laboratory Evaluation of Wood and Other Cellulosic Materials for Resistance to Termites
  • ASTM D7032: Standard Specification for Establishing Performance Ratings for Wood-Plastic Composite Deck Boards and Guardrail Systems (Guards or Handrails)
  • ICC—ES AC174 Deck Board Span Ratings and Guardrail Systems (Guards and Handrails)

For more information about our termite resistance testing services, contact us.

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