Fighting Fastener Corrosion Lockport 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

Woodstream Nurseries Inc
(716)741-3434
8500 Wolcott Road
Clarence Center, NY
Turf-Tec of WNY Inc
(716)625-8990
5096 Lockport Road
Lockport, NY
Maple Ridge Nursery
(585)798-1230
10625 Maple Ridge Rd
Medina, NY
Menshon Enterprises
(716)438-2597
7820 East Britton Drive
Niagara Falls, NY
ABC Landscaping Enterprises Inc
(716)693-7110
86 Mill Street
Tonawanda, NY
Tri-D Enterprises Inc
(716)691-1000
110 SWeetwood Drive North
Buffalo, NY
Premier Curbing
(716)434-8424
141 Caledonia
Lockport, NY
All Care Landscaping
(716)754-7496
536 Pletcher Road
Lewiston, NY
Newfane Stove Shop Inc
(716)778-7505
3051 Ewings Road
Newfane, NY
Scott Lawn Yard
(716)731-6415
5552 Townline Road
Sanborn, 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 Since CCA was withdrawn from the residential market in 2004, new preservatives have taken its place.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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