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10 Projects Where Pressure Treated Lumber is Often Used
[Posted on November 15th, 2015 by Aaron Presley]
Pressure treated lumber is made from wood that has been specially treated to resist damage from water, fungus and detrimental insects like termites or carpenter ants. It can be treated with any of several chemical processes, depending on the manufacturer, the area where it will be installed and the requirements of the job. Compared to standard lumber, treated lumber will resist deterioration and rot for far longer than standard lumber when exposed to the elements or installed in areas where insect infestation is a possibility This makes it popular for a number of outdoor projects and other applications.
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