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PRESSURE TREATED DECKS FAQ’S

Pressure-treated wood is any wood (usually a softwood such as pine or fir) that has been infused with chemicals that make it rot and insect resistant.

Up until 2003 pressure treated wood was manufactured using a chromated copper arsenic (CCA) treatment process, which raised certain health concerns. Due to these health concerns, pressure treated wood manufacturers have phased out the CCA process. For more information, please read this page about treated wood. Since 2003, pressure treated wood has been manufactured using an alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ) treatment process, which has been approved as safe for humans and animals. Due to its treatment, however, pressure treated lumber should never be burned.

You should wait at least one month after the construction of your pressure treated deck to apply the first coat of stain or sealant, and in certain cases up to two or three months.