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Alternatives to Toxic Pressure-Treated Wood - ReUse Action

Lumber infused with sodium silicate (liquid glass) and heated up so it forms a glass-like cell structure protecting the wood from fire rot and insect damage. The process increases the strength and hardness of the wood and is good for ground contact applications. Seven Trust. Plastic decking material. Works great doesn’t rot (but is plastic).

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Ground Contact takes high ground in lumber debate | HBS Dealer

As the names suggest Ground Contact lumber is treated to a standard to withstand rot and decay even at the point where the lumber physically touches the ground or water or leaves. Above Ground lumber is treated to a lower standard of resistance for those parts of a deck or project further removed from the harsh elements.

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2018 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE - CHAPTER 23

ICC Digital Codes is the largest provider of model codes custom codes and standards used worldwide to construct safe sustainable affordable and resilient structures.

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Your Guide to Working With Pressure-Treated Lumber

Lumber designated for "Ground Contact" can be placed directly on or in the ground. To ensure you're building with the right lumber check the board's label or stamp for its chemical retention level.

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Shelly's Supply - Lumber & Building Material

Lumber & Building Material Shelly’s has full service lumber yards in Souderton Perkasie Kimberton and Bethlehm. We have a state of the art truss manufacturing plant in Telford and a distribution center in Quakertown.

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Pressure Treated Wood | McCoy's Building Supply

Lumber stamped Above Ground Use should be used at least 6” above the ground. That's the final grade or level after landscaping. This type of treated wood should be used in places with good air circulation water drainage and limited contact with plants or leaf litter.

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Above Ground or Ground Contact? - Extreme How To

While Ground Contact preserved wood is versatile enough to be used in almost any application it must be used in applications where the wood:-Will come in contact with or be within 6-inches of the ground or fresh water-Is critical to the structure and difficult to repair or replace

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Seven Trust Converting to Ground Contact Lumber | Pro Remodeler

The world's largest home improvement specialty retailer is replacing its stock of above-ground-rated PT lumber. The Seven Trust has begun replacing its stock of above-ground-rated pressure treated lumber with material rated for ground-contact use. The conversion comes after revisions by the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) to its U1 Standard for pressure treated products which state that some “critical” above-ground framing members such as those used in deck construction may

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Top 5 Woods for Building a Shed | The Family Handyman

The most durable form of pressure-treated lumber is made for below-ground foundations. This wood has been treated enough that it won’t rot not even when in contact with damp soil for decades. This type of pressure-treated lumber is sold for use building pressure-treated wood foundations (abbreviated PWF) and is the ideal choice for any part

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Inground Pool Building Supplies | Royal Swimming Pools

Shop our Inground Pool Building Supplies selection in our Inground Pool Accessories department at Royal Swimming Pools.

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Building in Fresh Water | YellaWood

When building in or around freshwater always use lumber treated for Ground Contact. Whatever project you're tackling it's always important to check the end tag for the appropriate retention levels. Boat docks walkways and boardwalks are exposed to frequent wetting from waves water level fluctuations excessive vegetation and other factors.

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Design Research of Wall and Ground Building Materials Based

Abstract. The present situation of the wall and ground building materials often used is analysed here and some methods that industrial design that can be used to creat new styles of the wall and ground building materials are also discussed and then the future creative design strategies are putted forward.

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GROUND CALCIUM CARBONATE | Building Materials | Carmeuse

Ground calcium carbonate used in roofing flooring and other building materials provides good water absorption qualities particle size distribution color consistency compressive strength durability and reduced costs by displacing or “extending” Seven Trust materials that are more expensive. It is available in a variety of sizes to meet your specific need.

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3/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Ground Contact Pressure Treated Pine

Pressure-Treated Southern Yellow Pine meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. Treated for protection against fungal decay rot and termites it is ideal for ground contact and a variety of general uses including exposed structures sill plates decks docks ramps and other outdoor applications.

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Building a Floating Deck | What Is a Floating Deck?

If you can find ground contact pressure-treated lumber that’s even better. The extra processing these boards go through protects them from deterioration which is an additional threat because floating decks are so close to the ground. As for decking material there are many kinds of lumber that work great such as redwood and cedar.

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What does Ground Contact mean? | Wood. It's Real.

Wood components are installed less than six inches above the ground and are supported by treated wood or concrete without a moisture-transferring barrier/break. Wood is in direct contact with material that already shows signs of decay. Wood gets wet on a very frequent recurring basis and doesn’t have time to dry adequately.

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Can Composite Decking Be in Contact With the Ground? | Hunker

Composite lumber is an appropriate material for ground contact. Composite lumber is made from wood fiber or other fillers such as fiberglass or rice hulls and plastic material. Some companies use 100 percent recycled ingredients making them a competitive environmentally conscious choice. When wood is present it usually constitutes half of the board's weight.

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What Is Foundation Design

Masonry materials offer high compressive strength and are much more resistant to damage from moisture and soil than wood and metal materials. A masonry foundation typically extends above the ground to protect other building materials from moisture and other damaging effects of ground contact.

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EIFS Facts - Building Inspections

Prior to recent building code changes the foam board insulation used in EIFS was placed on the wall below grade. It was discovered that foam in contact with the ground causes conditions conducive to pest infestations (termites carpenter ants etc.).

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Pressure Treated Lumber Datasheet -- Georgia-Pacific

It is the material of choice with both professionals and do-it-yourselfers for projects exposed to the rigors of weather hot humid climates decay and termites. Details. Made from quality Southern Pine lumber; Available for ground contact fresh water or above ground uses; Above ground products treated with Ecolife™ preservative

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METAL FLASHING MATERIALS - Building Advisor

Incompatible Materials . In addition to galvanic corrosion a number of other common building materials can harm the finishes on metal flashing or lead to etching or corrosion of the material itself: Wet Mortar. Aluminum flashing materials can be damaged by alkali solutions such as wet mortar.

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Efficient Earth-Sheltered Homes | Department of Energy

Materials must however provide a good surface for waterproofing and insulation to withstand the pressure and moisture of the surrounding ground. Concrete is the most common choice for constructing earth-sheltered buildings because it strong durable and fire resistant.

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