Fighting Fastener Corrosion Riverhead 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

Suffolk Landscape Management Inc
(631)776-9030
95 Hewlett Avenue
East Patchogue, NY
Forge River Nursery & Garden Center
(631)399-3777
1740 Montauk Highway
Mastic, NY
Natural Image Landscaping
(631)734-6279
34990 County Road 48
Peconic, NY
Araiys Design
(631)283-1131
38 Nugent Street
Southampton, NY
Sound Gardens Inc
(631)929-4400
6332 Route 25A
Wading River, NY
Liberty Landscaping
(631)537-3500
618 Lumber Ln
Bridgehampton, NY
Gordon Andrews Lawn Specialists
(631)324-5258
42 Squiretown Road
Hampton Bays, NY
Home Style Landscaping and Design
(631)474-3228
2 Myrtle Street
Mount Sinai, NY
North Fork Preserve Christmas Tree Farm And Nursery
(631)369-9592
119 A Sound Av
Riverhead, NY
Gratton Thomas Lawn Care
(631)765-9681
670 Private Road # 26
Southold, 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 Since CCA was withdrawn from the residential market in 2004, new preservatives have taken its place.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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