Framingis an essential skill of new construction and remodeling projectsPressure treated lumber is by far the most popular construction framing material because its readily available easy to work with and comparatively less expensive than other framing materials.
Pressure treated wood is required whenever you attach framing lumber (as shown here) or furring strips to concrete or other exterior masonry walls below gradeTake note that this is only for exterior wallsas these may wick moisture onto the lumber.
For treated wooduse either hot dipped galvanized screws that meet ASTM A stainless steel multipurpose screws or specialty decking screws with proprietary coatings tested and approved for use with the new types of wood treatments.
How to Build a Deck Design and LayoutPressure treated lumber (top right) is the standard material to withstand weatherMost pressure treated lumber is wet
How to Build a Deck Post Holes and FramingThe bracing for this deck is x treated lumberWith the frame securethe decking can go on next.
Chances are if you have a deck in your backyard even if it s a newer synthetic deck the underlying support framing is pressure treated woodPressure treated lumber is cheapreadily available and using it is a no brainer for the average contractor.
The vast majority of decks use treated wood often in deckingbut almost always for the frameTreated wood framing is affordable easy to work with and lasts a heckuva long time.
Deck stairs in particularalong with other high traffic areas can be subject to the build up of dirt and moisture and may benefit from lumber treated for ground contact useYour knowledge of the environment around your structure will help you choose the right treated lumber for your project.
Shop Menards for AC pressure treated lumber that prevents decay and termites in a large Pole Barn Post Frame MaterialsTreated BoardsDecking Lumber
Rick Kleiner (from the Southern Forest Products Association) joins Bob to talk about using pressure treated deck membersSuch lumber resists fungal growth
Weyerhaeuser Unlike other types of structural composite lumberparallel strand lumber (PSL) can be preservative treated to meet AWPA UCB and UCA standards making it an option for deck framing.
Deck Framing Deck Joist Sizing and Spacing Step by step instructions and tips on how to frameLearn how to install treated wood joists and beams to build a
Labor tasks Layout and install x wood decking on existing deck support framing using exterior grade screwsPressure Treated Deck cost estimates may require an onsite inspectionUsually these estimates will be free .
If you have an older wood deckthe framing and wood decking are most likely treated with CCACCAs safety has long been questioned by health and environmental advocates because of its heavy concentration of arsenic a known carcinogen.