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The Facts About Pressure Treated Lumber

Pressure treated lumber is a common material for building projects because it’s advertised to have an increasing life span. In reality, though my experience has been that this product does not last as long when directly earth-contact isn’t possible due its exposure from being outside often and also any place where there are cuts on the ends which may allow water absorption into their surface areas making them vulnerable over time even without treatments like painting or waterproofing applied after installation.

How to identify quality pressure treated lumber

Pressure treated lumber is most often used in building construction for its durability and affordability. But how can you tell if the lumber you are purchasing is of good quality? This post will guide you through some tips on identifying quality pressure treated lumber.

1) Check for splits or cracks in the wood – there should be no more than 5% of small hairline cracks that cannot be felt with your finger. If they are present, this could indicate structural damage caused by improper drying after the treatment process.
2) Look for paint blisters – these indicate humidity absorbing materials were not properly sealed during the finishing process which may lead to rotting or degradation over time.
3) Pay attention to paint thickness- ideally it should be between 1/8 inch and

The fence posts I put in 20 years ago are still as good today. On the other hand, a few times my searches have revealed pressure treated wood under decks and even piers where it had decayed over time since being installed by designer(s). It’s fascinating to see how things can go wrong when planning for something new!

When it comes to pressure treated lumber; there are many questions that arise.

One of these is whether or not the wood should be in contact with dirt at all times- this could cause more harm than good since once you start seeing damage on your project itself then its time for an upgrade!

The Washington State Department Of Agriculture offered up some insight into how they see things when discussing their laws regarding destructive organisms but didn’t offer any concrete solutions other than telling us what we already know: That if onelite has soil particles stuck between its fibers will last longer overall due t0 increased durability against termites etc.

Inspectors should probe all pressure treated lumber that has soil contact and, if it is decayed they’ll call out this to avoid any confusion with the client. They might also offer advice on how grading or putting up boards onto concrete piers can help them last longer which may make sense depending upon design elements such as decks-but sometimes what seems like a great idea in theory doesn’t always work well when put into practice so inspectors would need.

An important part of being an building inspector involves providing solutions for problems; faced by homeowners including identifying potential hazards before there’s.

Pressure-treated lumber should never come in contact with soil. If you see it, call for grading or removal of the surface immediately; so that rot doesn’t set in before it’s too late!

It’s important to take precautions when using pressure treated materials because; they are not designed to withstand high levels of water absorption; which can lead quickly toward structural failure if left unchecked.

There may be other factors preventing additional settlement than just; its placement directly on topsoil which allows more cushioning against forces acting upon building foundations.

“In my view simple non critical uses such as fence posts; should still have some degree of consideration when considering their use.

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