Fighting Fastener Corrosion Beacon NY

Deck building used to be simpler. At the lumberyard, you’d load up on CCA-treated 2-by stock for the floor system, 6x6s for the posts, and whatever the budget allowed for the decking — anything from 1x6 pressure treated to more-expensive 1x4 Doug fir.

Local Companies

Peter Lawn Maintenance
(914)628-6490
PO Box 62
Baldwin Place, NY
Lawn Doctor of Wappinger Falls
(845)227-7221
9 Arrowhead Road
Hopewell Junction, NY
Red Wing Sand & Gravel
(845)221-2224
Velie Road
Lagrangeville, NY
Native Landscaping Inc
(845)855-7050
991 Route 22
Pawling, NY
Outdoor Maintenance Company
(914)245-5632
1910 Maple Court
Yorktown Heights, NY
Franzoso Contracting
33 Croton Point Ave.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Middlebranch Farm
(845)279-5737
154 Peaceable Hill Rd
Brewster, NY
Coral Acres Nursery Inc
(845)255-6634
912 North Mountain Road
Gardiner, NY
Trugreen Lawncare
(845)236-2854
20 Riverview Drive
Marlboro, NY
Lawn Doctor of Putnam Valley
(914)962-9890
1345 Ellen Lane
Yorktown Heights, NY
Data Provided by:
  

What’ll you have with that wood preservative: Hot-dip galvanized, polymer coated, or stainless steel?

by Jefferson Kolle



Deck building used to be simpler. At the lumberyard, you’d load up on CCA-treated 2-by stock for the floor system, 6x6s for the posts, and whatever the budget allowed for the decking — anything from 1x6 pressure treated to more-expensive 1x4 Doug fir. Buying hardware and fasteners was straightforward too. Inside the lumberyard, you’d load up on nails, nuts, bolts, screws, and maybe joist hangers. And you’d be good to go.

Buying lumber and fasteners is no longer so straightforward. Since CCA was withdrawn from the residential market in 2004, new preservatives have taken its place. The corrosiveness of some of these chemicals has in turn spawned new types of corrosion-resistant hardware, which have left deck builders wondering which ones work best and if the best ones are worth the money.

A Little Chemistry
According to Dr. Pascal Kamdem, professor of wood science and technology at Michigan State University, chromated copper arsenate (CCA) pressure-treated wood was phased out because European countries objected to the chromium, while concerns in the United States centered around the arsenic. “Chemical companies wanted a pressure-treating formula that would be acceptable worldwide, so they got rid of both objectionable chemicals.”

Click here to read full article from Deck Magaziner

Related Articles
- Galvanized Wall Ties Beacon NY
Do wall ties need to be galvanized in solid masonry walls? The steel used in concrete is typically not coated. Wouldn't solid masonry offer protection similar to that offered by concrete?
- Hidden-Fastener Tool Beacon NY
- Formwork Rust Beacon NY
- Home Exterior Ideas Beacon NY
- Fasteners and Connectors Beacon NY
- Flue Liners for Masonry Chimneys Beacon NY
- Galvanized Wall Ties Beacon NY
- Hidden Decking Fasteners Beacon NY