Fighting Fastener Corrosion Vestal 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

Edwards Landscaping
(607)669-4460
2947 Webb Road
Binghamton, NY
Northern Scapes Inc - Corporate Office
(607)748-9186
2553 Dutchtown Road
Endicott, NY
Snow Don Trucking Inc
(607)693-8432
1941 State Route 7
Harpursville, NY
Woodland Tree Services
(607)748-6846
100 Fredericks Road
Johnson City, NY
Southern Tier Concrete Promotion Council
(607)798-0966
520 Prentice Rd
Vestal, NY
William Lawn & Tree Inc
(607)729-3800
1030 Middle Stella Irelan
Binghamton, NY
Greenskeeper Landscaping & Lawncare
(607)754-2977
1707 Nanticoke Drive
Endicott, NY
RDR Landscape & Design Construction Inc
(607)786-5136
1709 Newell Road
Endicott, NY
Muska Landscaping Inc
(607)770-1964
39 Lincoln Avenue
Johnson City, NY
Budget Tree Service
(607)642-8210
598 Gage Road
Owego, 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 Since CCA was withdrawn from the residential market in 2004, new preservatives have taken its place.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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