Fighting Fastener Corrosion Plainview 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

Kuhn Construction, Inc
417 Main St
Islip, NY
V & J Oil CO Inc
(516)931-3113
333 Deer Park Road
Dix Hills, NY
Benedetto Bros Landscaping
(631)242-0262
P O Box 239
Deer Park, NY
Posillico Alex Landscaping Inc
(516)798-0833
33 Fleets Cove Rd
Huntington, NY
Peter
Peter Charles Designes, Ltd.

516-624-9276
17 East Main Street
Oyster Bay, NY
Alure Home Improvements
1999 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Turf Builders
(631)218-2995
1633 Sycamore Avenue Suite 3
Bohemia, NY
Thomas Gary Landscaping Inc
(631)549-8704
6 Niagara Lane
Commack, NY
Stapleton Tree Landscape Service
(631)499-6296
31 Doyle Court
East Northport, NY
M & A Landscape Service
(516)676-0980
193 Birch Hill Road
Locust Valley, 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 Since CCA was withdrawn from the residential market in 2004, new preservatives have taken its place.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-Fastener Tool Plainview NY
Premium synthetic decks are the heart of my deck-building business, and I use hidden fasteners on all of my projects. In fact, I’m so familiar with hidden clips and screws that I almost wince just typing about them.
- Fasteners and Connectors Plainview NY
- Formwork Rust Plainview NY
- Galvanized Wall Ties Plainview NY
- Galvanized Wall Ties Plainview NY
- Hidden Decking Fasteners Plainview NY
- Flue Liners for Masonry Chimneys Plainview NY
- Home Exterior Ideas Plainview NY