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Treated Wood: Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ’s
Why does wood need to be protected with preservatives?
How long will treated wood last?
How much weight does treatment add to the weight of wood?
Why is treated wood green?
Why can’t I burn my wood scraps?
What should I use to apply to the cut ends of my boards?
Can I use treated wood inside?
Where can I learn more about the safety and environmental aspects of CCA treated wood?

Installation & Maintenance FAQ’s
What type nails or screws do you recommend?
How long do I need to wait before I paint, stain, etc. my deck?
What do you recommend I use to paint, stain, etc. my deck?
Someone told me not to use concrete to set my posts – that it would void the warranty.
How do I remove the grade stamp from my deck?
What do you recommend I use to clean my deck?

Wood Preservative FAQ’s
What preservatives are used to treat pressure-treated wood?
What is CCA?
What is ACQ?
What treatment and retention level should I use for above-ground applications?
What treatment and retention level should I use for ground-contact applications?
What treatment and retention level should I use for freshwater contact?

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