Levels of Treatment
Treated lumber is rated for various applications such as Above Ground Use and Ground Contact Use.
Lumber rated for above ground use works best for general framing projects, siding, fence boards and decking projects.
Some of the appropriate uses for ground contact lumber include fence and deck posts, raised vegetable beds, playground equipment, and landscaping uses.
Decking with built in water-repellent helps the decking keep that “like-new” look longer and forced deep into the wood- not just brushed on the top.
During the treatment process, the lumber is put into a pressurized cylinder where preservatives are forced deep into the wood, protecting against rot, decay and termite attack.
While there are many companies selling pressure treated wood, not all treated lumber is the same.
Treated lumber is rated for various applications such as Above Ground Use and Ground Contact Use. There is also water repellent treated lumber. Spartanburg Forest Products offers a large selection of wood that is acceptable for all of these applications.