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

BME Associates
(585)377-7360
10 Liftbridge Lane West
Fairport, NY
Agway Turners Hemlock
(585)367-2315
4638 Main
Hemlock, NY
Keuka Lawn & Landscape Inc
(315)781-6800
4550 County Road 6
Geneva, NY
Farrell Landscaping
(585)229-2490
9268 Shetler Road
Lima, NY
Farnam A S & Son
(585)586-1846
65 North Main Street
Pittsford, NY
Chase-Pitkin Home and Garden - Canandaigua Store
(585)394-9030
300 Eastern Boulevard
Canandaigua, NY
Richard Preston Lawn and Landscape
(585)223-3923
106 East Church Street
Fairport, NY
De Maria Nurseries LLC
(315)789-6477
2515 Carter Road
Geneva, NY
Daves Mower
(716)624-3018
7288 Rush Lima Road
Honeoye Falls, NY
Finger Lakes Tree Service
(315)781-0150
120 Bostwick Rd
Phelps, 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 Since CCA was withdrawn from the residential market in 2004, new preservatives have taken its place.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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