French translation: test de recouvrement / test de pieu
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TYpo for Lap-joint test
The lap joint exposure test simulates the use of wood and wood based materials in exterior construction that may be exposed to the weather, but does not contact the ground. Some examples include decking, railings, and wall sheathing. Lap joint specimens are exposed horizontally in above-ground racks and inspected at specified intervals for decay and insect damage. Here (right side) is shown a lap-joint exposure rack full of specimens. http://forest.mtu.edu/research/woodprotection/research.html
Treated (and untreated) wood stakes are inserted half-way into the soil bed. At specified time intervals the stakes are removed and rated for severity of decay and insect damage. They are placed back into the soil bed after each rating until a light ...