Custom Pressure Treatment

Today, questions pop up frequently regarding the design, fabrication and safe treatment of wood structures for public settings. This website (which may give rise to more questions) provides a ground-level understanding of the field. Please call Permapost if you need more information.

Q: Why should wood be pressure treated?

Wood is subject to attack by insects and decay. To assure structural soundness and longevity, wood must be protected with a chemical preservative. Treated wood can last twice as long as non-treated wood. Please see out Wood Pressure Treating Section on the website to learn more of the pressure treating that Permapost provides.

Q: How do I know which wood pressure treatment to use?

It depends on the end use of the structure, plus weather, soil conditions, species of wood and other factors. For instance, wood used in swimming pool structures or food-processing facilities would require a different preservative than wood used in the construction of a timber bridge. Wood treated with borates may be appropriate for lumber protected from water such as sill plate, but not for exterior, or in contact with soil use.

Q: Are all wood treatments readily available?

No. Most lumber firms offer only a few treatment options. At Permapost, we study all treatments and ensure that the safest, most efficient one is used. Plus, our treatment and fabrication are handled at one site saving time and money.