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Hurricane Sally Damage Featuring EcoPile

October 14, 2020
EcoPile Boathouse Dock Walkway

EcoPile Stand Up to Hurricane Sally  Surrounded by destroyed docks & piers, EcoPile structures remain after Hurricane Sally  Here’s more proof of the strength and durability of EcoPile. Vinyl is Final!  On Sept 16, 2020, Hurricane Sally made landfall at Gulf Shores, Alabama. The category 2 hurricane caused an estimated $5 Billion in damage, devastating homes…

Top 10 Ropes Courses in The World

July 20, 2020

High ropes courses are not only known for their unique ways of challenging thrill-seekers and climbing enthusiasts, but also for the way they utilize wood products in their obstacle installations.  From suspended balance logs to soaring piling platforms, ropes courses continuously push the limit for park engineers and participants alike.  Down below are 10 of…

Do You know What The Right Treated Wood Product is For Your Project?

May 22, 2020

In the construction and lumber industries, treated wood products and their applications are fairly well discussed and understood topics.  However, what is not as widely discussed are the different degrees of exposure for treated wood products and their correlating categories of usage.  When designing a commercial or residential structure, engineers and project consultants working on…

4 Impressive Ways Wood is Being Innovated for Construction

April 24, 2020

In recent decades, eco-friendly has not only created a push for environmental awareness but has also created innovations in wood for the construction industry.  With these innovations, the intentions are to reduce the carbon footprint in which it takes to create building materials, capitalize on wood’s sustainability, and improve the assembly time of on-site construction. …

Daily Deliveries & Safety

April 8, 2020
american pole and timber covid 19 delivery safety

Construction is an essential industry and we’re here in full force to supply your projects.  We are delivering daily! For your safety and the safety of our drivers, they are equipped with an arsenal of sanitizers and cleaners and the understanding that we’re all in this together.  While they can’t offer the usual handshake, you…

8 Common Types of Timber Trusses You Should Know

April 5, 2020

Depending on the type of structure you’re building, the timber truss you choose can make all the difference.  Whether you’re looking for a vaulted ceiling, a open rustic look, or a simply adorned entrance, timber trusses are excellent for their versatile and structural construction applications.  Down below, we have listed 8 common type of timber…

What You Should You Know About Marine Wood Destroying Organisms

April 1, 2020

Over the years, the importance of environmental awareness has brought about regulations upon which preservative chemicals and biocides can be used in marine applications. As a result, while marine ecosystems are revitalizing and flourishing, simultaneously, the amount of marine wood destroying organisms are steadily increasing. With both the rise of marine wood destroying organisms and…

Salt Killed Wood in Marine Structures

March 25, 2020 Known for its inherent durability and chemical resistance capabilities, wood is an undeniable and relied upon structural building material. However, like other structural building materials, wood needs to be treated to protect it from naturally occurring degradation properties. These degrading properties include biological, mechanical, and chemical. Consequently, when it comes to wood preservation, the…

10 Important Things You Need to Know About Gun Barrel Pilings

March 12, 2020

If you’re searching for more information about Gun Barrel pilings, lucky for you, you’re in the right place!  We’ve compiled 10 things about Gun Barrel pilings that we’re sure you don’t know yet.   1. Gun Barrel Pilings are much less expensive than traditional architectural columns and are even more cost efficient than square timbers and…

5 Reasons You Should Build Your Next Marine Project with Vinyl

February 26, 2020

In recent years, there have been many innovations within the marine construction industry. Some of the foremost being within the applications of vinyl materials in bulkheads, retaining walls, and pilings. Whether it be a dock, pier, or bulkhead, everyone wants their investment to be aesthetically pleasing for as long as possible. So, when you take…

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American Pole & Timber Upgrades to CNG-Powered Truck Fleet

Houston Lumber Company, American Pole & Timber, replaced their fleet of diesel-powered tractor/trailer trucks with four new cleaner-burning Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered trucks.  Read press release

Hurricane Ike Rebuild

American Pole & Timber, located in Houston, was on-the-ready to ship materials to hurricane-destroyed areas for fast rebuild and recovery. Read press release

Hurricane Proof Structures

Harborwalk Yacht Club in Galveston reopened quickly after Hurricane Ike with only minimal damage to it bulkheads and other structures — an excellent testament to the fact that when you combine intelligent design and proper construction techniques with quality materials your projects will be stable and long-lasting. Read press release

Renewable Energy Making Green Steps at TX Wind Farm

American Pole & Timber delivered a long-lasting and environmentally-friendly solution to Renewable Energy for a wind farm in south Texas. The used polymer coated treated timbers as the first step of the stairs leading to the door at the base of each wind tower. Read press release

Houston Yacht Club Rebuild

American Pole & Timber was chosen as the primary building materials supplier for the rebuild of the docks and boat slips at the Houston Yacht Club after it was nearly decimated during Hurricane Ike’s massive storm surge. Read press release

GeoDeck Selected for LEED Platinum Home

GeoDeck decking from American Pole & Timber was selected as the deck material for the home that may become the first home in Houston to achieve LEED’s Platinum certification. Read press release

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