Fighting Fastener Corrosion Springfield Gardens 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

SilverLining Interiors, Inc.
2091 Broadway, third floor
New York, NY
Ekla Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architects
(718)596-8837
Navy Yard
Brooklyn, NY
African Stone Color
(212)764-3944
62 West 47
New York, NY
R+L Landscaping
(516)795-7547
276 North Linden Street
N Massapequa, NY
Giordano Country Gardens
(516)676-4011
295 Glen Cove Avenue
Sea Cliff, NY
Alure Home Improvements
1999 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Canarsie Landscaping
(718)251-6031
9121 Avenue North
Brooklyn, NY
R & G Landscaping
(516)239-5886
81 Mott Av
Inwood, NY
Dimitri Garden Center
(646)672-0100
1992 2nd Avenue
New York, NY
Bonavitacola Landscaping
(516)767-1528
100 Haven Avenue Apt 1
Port Washington, 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 Since CCA was withdrawn from the residential market in 2004, new preservatives have taken its place.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 Springfield Gardens 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 Springfield Gardens NY
- Formwork Rust Springfield Gardens NY
- Hidden-Fastener Tool Springfield Gardens NY
- Hidden Decking Fasteners Springfield Gardens NY
- Galvanized Wall Ties Springfield Gardens NY
- Home Exterior Ideas Springfield Gardens NY
- Flue Liners for Masonry Chimneys Springfield Gardens NY