Pressure Treated

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Pressure-Treated Lumber

We offer a wide assortment of pressure-treated lumber available in MCA (Micronized Copper Azole) treated and CCA (Copper Chromium Arsenate) treated. Typically made with Southern Yellow Pine, each piece of lumber has been treated to prevent rotting, decay, and termite infestation to a certain level of protection. We carry lumber that has been treated for above-ground and ground contact. Additionally, we can easily provide lumber that will be used to protect against saltwater splash and saltwater submersion (marine grade) (Have this hyperlinked). Below are some of the dimensions that we provide:

Sizes Offered

Dimensions

1×4, 1×6, 1×8, 2×4 to 2×12, 4×4, 4×6, 6×6, 6×8, 8×8 in 8’ to 20’ (#2)

FAQ

What does MCA stand for?

Micronized Copper Azole, this is a greenish/yellowish chemical that helps to prevent rotting and decay.

What is MCA used for?

MCA was developed in the last 10 years to be used for residential and other common applications. It is known to be a bit safer than the older alternatives.

What does CCA stand for?

Copper Chromium Arsenate

What is CCA used for?

CCA has been used for many years and is proven for industrial applications or harsh water applications.

How do I know if I need pressure-treated or untreated lumber?

Pressure treated lumber should be used in any application where it is expected that the lumber will get wet and be exposed to the elements outside. If it is known that the lumber is going to be kept completely dry in final application and will not be exposed outside, then untreated lumber should be fine! If you are still unsure about which material to use for your project, contact us and one of our team members will be happy to assist you!

Can I get pressure treated lumber in species other than southern yellow pine?

Pressure treated wood is made using different types of softwood besides Southern Yellow Pine, and we can offer it in Douglas-Fir if specified. However, southern yellow pine is the most commonly used species in the Mid-Atlantic region and tends to be the most cost effective.

Does it help to get a higher grade of treatment than what I need (e.g. salt water splash for ground contact use)?

As long at the wood is treated for the specified use or higher, then there is no problem with using a higher retention treatment. However, there is added cost to higher treatments and therefore it is not necessary to over-specify the treatment.

If the size I want is unavailable how long should I expect to wait?

Because we source our lumber from multiple different locations to ensure competitive pricing, the expected delivery time can vary. If you are looking for a time frame on when your lumber will be delivered, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Are there types of lumber for freshwater protection instead of saltwater?

The treatment is the same and the treatment level depends on the level of exposure to water, more so than the type of water.

I need a supplier that is FSC Certified.

Well you are in the right place! GE Frisco has a multitude of certifications, including the FSC Certification. Learn more about our certifications.

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