What is Pressure-Treated Wood for Decking?

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What is Pressure-Treated Wood for Decking?

When choosing a durable material for your Northern Virginia deck, look no further than pressure-treated wood. Known for its rot and insect resistance, pressure-treated wood is an ideal material for decks built in high moisture conditions, or those decks with ground contact. Intended for outdoor use only, pressure-treated wood will not rot, even when buried, making it a wonderful material favored by deck contractors for not only decking, but also fence, mailbox, and light posts, as well as posts, beams, and joists.


How is wood pressure-treated? The wood goes through a preservation process using pressure to force preservatives into the wood. The chemical preservative forced into the wood combats insects (including termites), fungus, mold and moisture. Some pressure-treated wood offers a built-in water repellent.What’s more, pressure-treated wood boasts the same appearance as other hardwood decking materials and comes in a variety of styles and sizes to suit any outdoor look. Pressure-treated wood can often last decades, making it an economical choice for your Northern Virginia deck. For more information on how pressure-treated wood can extend the life of your Northern Virginia deck, contact M.C. Fence and Deck Company. Established in 2005 M.C. Fence and deck contractor has installed thousands of quality fences, decks, and screened porches throughout the Northern Virginia area, in such communities as Falls Church, Reston, Vienna, and Arlington. 1-844-385-9264

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