Fighting Fastener Corrosion Horseheads 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

Black Gold
(607)562-7026
River Road
Corning, NY
Scenic Surroundings
(607)936-4300
213 Walnut Street
Corning, NY
Davis Landscaping
(607)739-1190
703 South Main Street # C
Horseheads, NY
Mc Donald Contracting
(607)732-4034
1217 Trescott Drive
Pine City, NY
Davis Building Maintenance
(570)596-7070
Doty Hill Road
Gillett, PA
Davis Garden Center
(607)562-3787
454 Main
Big Flats, NY
Earthguard
(607)562-3797
147 Fox Street
Corning, NY
Chemung County BLDG Supply Inc
(607)796-5588
3269 South Main Street
Horseheads, NY
Tree Downers Inc
(607)796-6213
654 W Broad
Horseheads, NY
Quality Stone
(607)598-7264
964 Route 34
Waverly, 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 Since CCA was withdrawn from the residential market in 2004, new preservatives have taken its place.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.”

Click here to read full article from Deck Magaziner

Related Articles
- Home Exterior Ideas Horseheads NY
The William E. Poole Collection of polyurethane decorative and structural millwork includes balustrade systems, cupolas, newel posts, window and door trims, louvers, gables, dormers, and cornice details reflecting a wide variety of traditional architectural styles.
- Flue Liners for Masonry Chimneys Horseheads NY
- Formwork Rust Horseheads NY
- Hidden-Fastener Tool Horseheads NY
- Fasteners and Connectors Horseheads NY
- Galvanized Wall Ties Horseheads NY
- Galvanized Wall Ties Horseheads NY
- Hidden Decking Fasteners Horseheads NY