Tip & How-To about Building Materials
Treated wood is wood that has been impregnated with chemicals. The reason this is done is to protect the wood from biological deterioration, but it's also a safety issue as wood that is treated delays the combustion that is due to fire.
The chemicals used for treating wood are broadly divided up into four categories;
1. Waterborne preservatives
2. Oilborne preservatives
4. Fire retardents
Wood treated with waterborne preservatives is usually used more in residential and commercial contexts. Oil-borne is used mostly for utility poles and creosote for railroads and marine structures.
Posted by freddy on
Jun 09, 2014 | Work Safety
Wet damp conditions are not good for your ramp as the wood will
more than likely rot after time. This should be taken into consideration before
you make your ramp. When building the ramp, make sure to
use galvanized screws or nails and use pressure treated wood, you should also
paint it for extra protection.
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