Bora-Care would be the best product to use for dry rot. Bora-Care, can only be applied to raw wood. It can not be applied to any wood that is painted, stained, or sealed.
Yes, the logs should be dry before applying Bora-Care.
Bora-Care is labeled to be used on wood in it’s natural, raw state. The product will not penetrate the plastic laminate. The wood would need to be stripped down to it’s natural, raw state to be treated with Bora Care.
Yes. Once Boracare is applied, it is recommended that you wait at least three days for the product to dry and soak through the entire piece of wood and then seal.
The insulation should be removed so that the Bora-Care can be applied directly to the wood. It is safe to place back once surfaces treated are completely dry. You can foam Bora-Care into the wall voids. The insulation may soak up a bit of the applications but here is how the pros handle it: You will need to use a stud finder to locate each stud. You should then drill a hole at the top of the wall on either side of each stud and you should drill a second set of holes at the bottom of the wall on either side of each stud. You will apply the foam using the top holes and you will know the foam has successfully coated the wood when it comes out of the bottom holes on either side of the studs.
Bora-Care is only available in the gallon size. Unfortunatly it does not come in any smaller quatities.
Boracare is a very viscous liquid that needs to be thoroughly mixed with warm -hot water and thinned out before application. The label states that it can be applied by sprayer or by painting or rolling the product on but we are not sure that submerging the wood in the solution will be a proper application as it should only be applied until wet and not to the point of run off or oversaturation.
Bora-Care is safe to use when yes, used as directed on the product label. It is a green product Unless you physically drinking the solution or ingesting the treated wood they would be no harm, it is a borate based product so slight contact with skin would not be absorbed or harmful and washing off with soap and water when contact is made would be recommended and wearing safety gear to prevent contact.
Powderpost beetles can lay dormant for years in the wood and Boracare will not kill them until they are actively feeding. Even after applying a product like Boracare to all sides of the infested raw wood (ideal situation) you can often still see signs of activity of the powder post beetles for a few years after treatment. This is because the product works through ingestion so as the larvae emerge from the wood (which is whenever they are good and ready) they eat the wood on their way out and ingest it and die. No new adults will be able to leave them in any holes in the wood as again, once they ingest it they will die.
Placing treated wood in a sealed bag will not increase the speed at which this happens. If it is just one piece of furniture that is infested and you want a quicker kill, you can also contact local furniture finishers or pest control operators who may offer a heat chamber. Heating the furniture up to over 140 degrees for several hours will any pest that is inside where dormant or not.
Yes! You can use Bora-Care for application on a log and it will protect this log against any future damage. We advise that since it is outside, you should seal the log after applying Bora-Care. This will allow the product to last longer outside. If an exterior piece of wood is exposed to weather over the years, water can force the Bora-Care out if it is not properly sealed.
Bora-Care can be mixed with an impeller-type mixer that would be used with an electric drill.