Categories for Pressure Treated Wood

How Does Pressure Treated Wood Work?

April 21, 2023

How Does Pressure Treated Wood Work? Pressure treated wood is an ideal building material for outdoor projects like decks, fences, garden beds, and other wooden structures. It has a chemical preservative that protects it from water damage, mold, and insects. The wood is treated by a process that involves injecting the preservatives deep into its cell structure. This extends the lifespan of the wood by decades and prevents it from rotting or sustaining insect infestations. Chemical Preservatives When you buy pressure treated lumber at your local home store, you will see a tag stapled to the end of the board that... View Article

Answers to Your Questions About Pressure Treating Wood

August 23, 2021

You’re likely to see signs advertising pressure treated wood the next time you walk through your local hardware store or a lumber yard. But what exactly does “pressure treated wood” mean, and how do they pressure treat wood? Keep reading to find out these answers and more. How is wood pressure treated? Professionals pressure treat lumber by immersing it in a liquid preservative and then placing it in a vacuum-sealed pressure chamber. The chamber forces the chemicals into the wood fibers and ensures they make it to the core of the piece. Before the lumber is soaked, it’s incised to... View Article

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