Fighting Fastener Corrosion Poughkeepsie 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

Quinlan Stone Setting & Sculpture
(845)226-6408
1092 Route 55
Hopewell Junction, NY
Croswell Enterprises Limited
(845)331-4232
532 North Marbletown Road
Kingston, NY
Proscape
(845)562-9544
11 Jodphur Lane
Newburgh, NY
X-Scape Landscaping
(845)635-3355
25 Shady Creek Rd
Pleasant Valley, NY
G & D Maintenance and Underground Sprinkler Systems
(845)778-0272
P.O. Box 186
Walden, NY
Au Currant Enterprises Ltd
(845)266-8299
59 Walnut Ln
Clinton Corners, NY
Aztlan Lawnscape
(845)691-7182
2 Haviland Road
Highland, NY
Trugreen Lawncare
(845)236-2854
20 Riverview Drive
Marlboro, NY
Good Earth Groundskeeping & Landscaping
(845)452-8116
43 Manitou Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY
Country Landscapes
(845)687-2118
3056 State Route 213 East
Stone Ridge, 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 Since CCA was withdrawn from the residential market in 2004, new preservatives have taken its place.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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