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your guide to working with pressure-treated lumber

jul 3 2013 to start pressure-treated wood is softwood lumber typically southern yellow pine that's been chemically treated to resist rot decay and termites. the boards lumber that's stamped "above ground use" should be used only where it won't touch the ground such as deck railings or fence boards. lumber【Get Price】

facts about pressure treated lumber yellawood

pressure treated lumber products such as yellawood? brand products are treated in a pressurized cylinder. means that the product is approved for use in applications that require the component to be either placed on or directly in the ground (fence or deck posts; landscaping). what causes splitting and checking?【Get Price】 pressure treated wood

pressure treated lumber is ideal for outdoor construction as it has a long useful life span and is much less expensive than alternatives. treated wood can species like southern pine and douglas fir are often used for deck framing. there are a number 1– will contain no splits larger than the width of the board. knots may【Get Price】

sealers & finishes for pressure-treated lumber - southern pine

this sealer will help control surface checking (splitting or cracking) and provide an attractive appearance. over several months pressure-treated southern pine lumber will weather naturally to an appealing silver-gray color. after the floor dries a primer and two topcoats of porch and deck enamel should be applied.【Get Price】

how to repair a weathered split deck home guides sf gate

decking does not last forever. you look out one day and your deck is weathered with splits and cracks. however you don't need to replace it. you can revitalize almost any deck in no time using a few tips to secure the integrity and bring back the natural beauty of the wood.【Get Price】

controlling moisture in deck lumber - forest products laboratory

moisture content can affect a deck for years to come–to minimize warping splitting check- ing shrinking and failing finish. the deck boards at the time of construction should be uniform and less than about 20% mc regardless of the species or whether the wood has been pressure treated (top photo). in most areas of the【Get Price】

are you feeling pressured to treat your pressure treated deck

mar 9 2011 you loved your pressure treated deck when new..but you have not treated it for years. and now it looks you loved your pressure treated (pt) wooden deck when it was new and looked like this: and the pt a note about splits vs. checks: splits extend all the way through a board and weaken it. checks【Get Price】

care & maintenance yellawood

the right pressure treated wood care and maintenance will protect your yellawood brand lumber from the harsh effects of weathering caused by rain sunlight and temperature change. having a better backyard means investing time and money in a deck and other outdoor projects. the right care and maintenance will【Get Price】

controlling moisture in deck lumber -

moisture content can affect a deck for years to come. to minimize warping splitting checking shrinking and failing finish the deck boards at the time of construction should be uniform and less than about 20% mc regardless of the species or whether the wood has been pressure treated. in most areas of the united states.【Get Price】

cracks in pressure treated posts (4x4s 6x6s) - building

today though i decided to re-examine all the wood after i noticed a 1/4" crack in a 6x6x8' running about half the entire length. you could see in. i didn't take any pictures today but i wish i did. i would say about 25% of the pressure treated posts i had left did not have serious (1/8" ? ) cracking. the rest did.【Get Price】

pressure treated lumber safety and health concerns - home decks

#2 grade has knots and other abnormalities that make it better suited for deck framing. a mixture of both grades is often the in most deck construction projects. pressure treated lumber will shrink and some of the grain may rise or open up. these so-called splits and splinters are a natural occurrence with pressure【Get Price】

new deck - wood cracking/splintering this old house

jul 3 2014 or maybe having a couple of boards crack/splinter like this is no big deal and i should just replace them stain the deck and hope for the best. . here seems to be the fact that the wood was not treated for a few months. even pressure treated decks should at the very least be sealed once the wood dries out【Get Price】

the fun part: installing deck boards - wood. it's real. wood. it's

jun 13 2016 keep in mind that kdat wood typically cost a good bit more than 'green' pressure treated lumber – still cheaper than composite decking. it's also usually only pre-drill the ends of the boards to avoid splitting using two screws where each decking board and joist intersect. your first board. choose your【Get Price】

comparing wood deck options: cedar pressure treated wood

which is the best decking material for a wood deck—cedar pressure-treated or composite lumber? we compare their durability appearance cedar doesn't readily absorb moisture— and since moisture is what creates twisting and splitting cedar decking tends to lie flat and straight. most carpenters figure a lifespan of 15【Get Price】

what can harm a deck - deck doctor

though pressure-treated lumber older growth cedar and redwood and many domestic and exotic species are naturally resistant to decay from insect continuous repetitious cycles of wetting and drying swelling and shrinking can cause wood to eventually crack and check or worse split cup or warp – all of【Get Price】

cracked treated wood - ask the builderask the builder

dear tim: over the summer i ripped up the old boards on my deck and replaced them with new pressure treated boards. now that they've had time to dry out i'm about to stain the deck but i've discovered that a handful of boards are already splintering and cracking. this is really disappointing especially since i spent a little【Get Price】

5 common problems that can endanger your deck angie's list

mar 25 2013 over time even the most heavy-duty pressure-treated deck lumber will begin to show its age. you'll first notice discoloration in the wood or from deck stain that's peeling which eventually gives way to a "washed out" or gray color. individual boards may also start to crack and split especially around their【Get Price】

decks by design - deck & pergola builder - information

warping spitting cracking and shrinkage are all common characteristics for pressure treated lumber. pressure treated lumber takes stain very well and will last against rot & decay for many years. we recommended pressure-treated pine for a deck. it is most common for decks and is used about 95% of the time versus cedar【Get Price】

6 tips to minimize deck board cupping and make your deck last

nov 28 2017 it removes some of the wood to alleviate pressure and prevent boards from splitting. this is especially important at the end of your deck boards. how to make a pilot hole. the ends of your deck boards are a little more delicate and have a greater potential to split if you pre-drill holes first it will allow your【Get Price】

creative design decks - faqs

how long will my deck last? pressure treated decks last about 25-30 years. without water sealer or any care they generally fall victim to splitting and warping. good pressure treated wood will not rot or decay or be disturbed by insects. the majority of the warping splitting and shrinking happens during the first few【Get Price】