Fighting Fastener Corrosion Canandaigua 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

Your Gardening Angel Inc
(585)223-4947
650 Thayer Road
Fairport, NY
Little Gym of Perinton-Pittsford
(585)223-6680
6720 Pittsford Palmyra Road
Fairport, NY
C & B Small Engine Repair Inc.
(585)624-5955
7600 E Main St
Lima, NY
Oakleaf Landscape Associates
(585)248-5210
1 Grove Street Suite 203
Pittsford, NY
David Neale
E-Vanhee

585-266-1382
700 Hollenbeck Street
Rochester, NY
Simply Green Lawn & Tree Care
(585)394-3150
3070 County Road 10
Canandaigua, NY
Jennings Tractor
(585)223-4056
7216 Palmyra Road
Fairport, NY
Daves Mower
(716)624-3018
7288 Rush Lima Road
Honeoye Falls, NY
Dittmar Nursery & Lawn Care
(315)331-6103
1274 Hydesville Road
Newark, NY
Farnam A S & Son
(585)586-1846
65 North Main Street
Pittsford, NY

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 Since CCA was withdrawn from the residential market in 2004, new preservatives have taken its place.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.”

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