Our barn is about 100 years old & we are finding considerable damage in the ground to ceiling (two stories) main supporting 12×12 beams (oak). We have already replaced an area over a doorway & part of a floor support beam.
What do you suggest? I read your information on Boracare.
There are no animals in the barn, it is used for hay & machinery storage.
If you’ve read our POWDERPOST BEETLE CONTROL ARTICLE, then you know what’s happening. Basically it sounds like you have an active beetle infestation which needs treatment. And yes, BORACARE would be the best option if the wood is unpainted and accessible. Most barns are and from the sound of it, you should be able to do a thorough and complete treatment unimpeded.
To insure you get the right amount of product, I suggest you call us toll free at 1-800-877-7290 and ask for Mike or Chad. They’ll want to know the quantity of beams you have along with their dimensions and lengths so they can calculate how much Boracare you’ll need. And I suggest you also get the siding, studs and pretty much any wood of the structure protected so get the corresponding area and wood dimensions for these areas as well before calling.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Powderpost Beetle Control: http://www.powderpostbeetles.com/powderpost-beetle-control