Pressure-Treated Lumber Decks
Create the Perfect Pressure-Treated Lumber Deck for Your Backyard
One of the most frequent questions we get is, “What type of material would be best for my deck project?” Pressure-treated lumber is a common answer! Economical and long-lived, pressure-treated lumber decks are one of the most popular types of deck materials our customers request. We use #1-rated premium grade pressure treated boards that have fewer knots and straighter grain which makes for a smooth, cohesive look. The pressure treatment helps preserve its longevity outdoors, with good results against moisture, mold, and insect damage for up to 20 years. There is an optional upgrade for wood that is kiln-dried and treated (KDAT) before and after pressure treatment to help mitigate any warping or splitting.
Pressure-Treated Lumber: Popular for Many Reasons and Not the Least Because it’s a Great Value
With the right design, a pressure-treated lumber deck is a great value for the money and highly durable. Harvested from Southern yellow pine, it has a nice natural wood appearance with an EPA-certified MCQ treatment. To preserve that warm, rich look, regular periodic maintenance is required. Sun does more damage to pine than water. We recommend an oil based stain or sealer that acts as a “sunblock” for your deck which provides UV protection and also seals moisture out.