ALL Treated wood is NOW Ground Contact!
Pressure-treated wood is softwood lumber, typically southern yellow pine, that’s been chemically treated to resist rot, decay and termites. Lumber treated to “Ground Contact” has a high chemical retention level and can be placed directly on or in the ground with better protection against rot or decay.
There has been an amazing new change to all treated wood to help out everyone, from the Weekend Warrior to the General Contractors. It’s easy to make the mistake of using the wrong wood type on the job or even the Honey Do list, but not anymore. The recent change to all ground contact lumber will help everyone by making your projects last longer.
For outdoor projects, it’s important to understand the difference between Ground Contact treated wood and lumber designed for Above Ground use. So check out the links below.
For outdoor projects, it’s often been talked about using “Above Ground Treated” lumber, or lumber that is 18” above ground level and will not be exposed to an area that will stay moist due to the treatment being lighter on this wood. Whether it’s a project that needs “Above Ground Treated” or “Ground Contact Treated” Lumber, using our wood at a “Ground Contact Treated” level every time will give you peace of mind. More treatment on the wood means less problems in the future.