Fighting Fastener Corrosion Kew Gardens 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

SilverLining Interiors, Inc.
2091 Broadway, third floor
New York, NY
Milburn Electric CO Inc
(516)623-5015
1003 Cornwell Avenue
Baldwin, NY
R J Landscape Design Inc
(516)935-2931
8 20th Street
Jericho, NY
Vedovato BROS
(914)725-4355
170 Brook Street
Scarsdale, NY
Miller BROS Landscape Maintenance
(516)334-4315
69 Woodcock Road
Westbury, NY
Alure Home Improvements
1999 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Plant World Center
(718)204-0946
21-11 31st Avenue
Astoria, NY
Unique State Construction
(718)234-1400
2227 60
Brooklyn, NY
Acocella A V
(914)632-0962
10 Alpine Rd
New Rochelle, NY
Loffreno Landscaping
(718)448-7568
195 Granite Avenue
Staten Island, 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 Since CCA was withdrawn from the residential market in 2004, new preservatives have taken its place.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
- Hidden Decking Fasteners Kew Gardens NY
Who came up with the first hidden decking fastener is open to debate. Weston Leavens remembers first seeing them in a magazine sometime around the end of the Reagan administration.
- Flue Liners for Masonry Chimneys Kew Gardens NY
- Fasteners and Connectors Kew Gardens NY
- Formwork Rust Kew Gardens NY
- Galvanized Wall Ties Kew Gardens NY
- Galvanized Wall Ties Kew Gardens NY
- Home Exterior Ideas Kew Gardens NY
- Hidden-Fastener Tool Kew Gardens NY