Fighting Fastener Corrosion Saugerties 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

Willow Brook Gardens
(845)266-5411
1 Market Lane
Clinton Corners, NY
Ghent Wood Products Inc
(518)828-5684
1262 Route 66
Hudson, NY
Earth Tech
(845)687-9200
186 Mohonk Road
High Falls, NY
Ginnys Lawnmowing Landscaping & Odd Job Service
(845)757-4148
40 North Road
Tivoli, NY
Woodstock Landscaping And Excavating
(845)339-5879
53 Basin Rd
West Hurley, NY
Agway
(845)266-3494
Salt Point Road
Clinton Corners, NY
Aubuchon Hardware
(518)822-1113
Jamesway Plaza
Hudson, NY
Loomis Creek Nursery Inc
(518)851-9801
29 Van Deusen Road
Hudson, NY
Stone Ridge Lawn Care
(845)687-2576
385 Scarawan Road
Stone Ridge, NY
Woodstock Copperworks Limited
(845)679-2824
Po Box 1
West Hurley, 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 Since CCA was withdrawn from the residential market in 2004, new preservatives have taken its place.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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