We have no relationship with advertisers, products, or services discussed at this website. Rot resistant deck & porch lumber choices: this article discusses choices of rot or decay and insect-resistant deck framing lumber as an alternative to using pressure-treated or preservative-treated wood. Green links show where you are
Dry rot is a tricky foe to fight. Even its name is deceiving since it's not dried at all but, in fact, occurs due to excess moisture. But what exactly is it? Actually, it is a fungus which can cause mildew, mold, staining, or decay in wood. Micro-organisms remove cellulose from the timber, leaving it brittle and vulnerable. And like any
Nov 12, 2012 There are lots of choices when it comes to rot resistant wood. Most of the tropical hardwoods like Ipe, Cumaru and Teak are all great choices for decking since they are so hard and resistant to rot and insect damage, but they can be more expensive. Western Red Cedar and Cypress are my go to choices for
Jun 6, 2017 So I guess it's not surprising that decking options have grown exponentially over the past several years. It wasn't long ago that the only choice was Most PT decking is milled from southern yellow pine, and then chemically treated to resist rot, fungus and wood-boring bugs. The two most common sizes of
Mar 1, 2007 Fungus feeds on wood, which presents an obvious obstacle to eliminating fungus food from a wood deck. There's no airflow between the fascia and the framing, so the 21 percent moisture content required for rot can be maintained over long periods of time, and there's no way for debris to escape.
Jul 15, 2016 Fortunately, most wood deck surface problems are cosmetic, not structural, because decking is built of durable woods, usually redwood, cedar, or pressure-treated pine. Redwood and cedar heartwoods have a natural resistance to termites and decay; pine is pressure-treated with a pesticide to give it
May 22, 2014 No need for chemical treatments on your deck or pergola. These woods stand up to weather, insects and time beautifully on their own.
Aug 18, 2015 Actually, the post supports a balcony that supports another balcony and part of a roof above it. As can be seen in the photo, the condo owner's reality does not fit his opinion. And, believe me, Mr. Condo Owner, my being a know-it-all (as he so accused me) is not a requirement to know that the wood is rotting
When working with this wood, always use gloves, wear a mask, and never burn it because the toxic chemicals in the wood that prevent rot and termites can also be harmful to your health. Grooves in the edges of a board allow the use of hidden fasteners so no screws are visible on the deck's face. 1. Tendura, for use only