Fighting Fastener Corrosion Ossining 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

Franzoso Contracting
33 Croton Point Ave.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
C A Sanzaro Inc
(914)664-1055
70 South Macquesten Parkway
Mount Vernon, NY
Torgersen Robert G ASLA
(845)623-4835
3 Main Drive
Nanuet, NY
Marcs Landscaping
(914)533-6163
183 Laurel Ridge Rd
South Salem, NY
Steve Koss
K.H.I.

203-322-8365
10 Rolling Wood Dr
Stamford, CT
Paragon Installers, LLC
556 N. Route 17
Paramus, NJ
Marshall Randolph Associates
(914)232-4427
157 Cherry Street
Katonah, NY
Melrose Lumber CO Inc
(914)941-1888
178 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY
Family Discount Center
(914)939-4321
112 South Ridge Street
Rye Brook, NY
Outdoor Maintenance Company
(914)245-5632
1910 Maple Court
Yorktown Heights, 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 Since CCA was withdrawn from the residential market in 2004, new preservatives have taken its place.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
- Fasteners and Connectors Ossining NY
Some of the fasteners and connectors on the market are engineered for better performance in a variety of materials, including popular wood alternatives like PVC and composite trims, while other new introductions help solve common fastener and connector issues.
- Galvanized Wall Ties Ossining NY
- Flue Liners for Masonry Chimneys Ossining NY
- Galvanized Wall Ties Ossining NY
- Home Exterior Ideas Ossining NY
- Hidden-Fastener Tool Ossining NY
- Formwork Rust Ossining NY
- Hidden Decking Fasteners Ossining NY