After TRIFORCE® joist components are finger-jointed together with structural glue, they “rest” for a period to allow the adhesive to cure. Then, they are individually fed onto an automated test rack where a proof load is applied. Passing the test helps ensure that only proven joists are shipped to a job site. But Barrette Structural Distribution goes even further in the TRIFORCE® testing process. At prescribed production intervals, destructive (break) tests are performed on joists. For these tests, joists are required to survive loading conditions even far greater than those applied in normal testing. And all testing is ultimately monitored by an independent third-party inspection agency.
Testing makes TRIFORCE® unique, but more importantly, it sets the foundation for Barrette’s lifetime product warranty and provides peace of mind to builders and homeowners. Another great reason to use TRIFORCE® open joists in your floor systems.