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Title: Guidelines for the selection and use of pressure-treated wood

Source: FS Pub

Author(s)Lebow, Stan; Tang, Juliet; Kirker, Grant T.; Mankowski, Mark , E. .

Publication Year: 2019  View PDF »

Category: General Technical Reports

Abstract: Wood is a versatile and sustainable building material but may be vulnerable to fungal decay and insect damage when used outdoors or otherwise subjected to moisture. Pressure treatment with wood preservatives is the most common method of protecting wood from biological deterioration. This publication summarizes characteristics of pressure-treating preservatives and provides guidance for selection of pressure-treated wood for specific applications. It also discusses construction practices, service life expectations, and environmental considerations. The intended audience for this publication is users of pressure-treated wood such as homeowners, builders, contractors, engineers, and architects.

Keywords: Pressure treatment; wood preservatives; selection; specification; standards

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 15,360 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/16/2020

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RITS Product ID: 97323
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Kirker, Grant
Research Forest Products Technologist
Lebow, Stan T.
Research Forest Products Technologist
Mankowski, Mark
Research Entomologist
Tang, Juliet
Research Forest Products Technologist
  

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