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Salt Killed Wood in Marine Structures

March 25, 2020

msucares.com 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…

15 Fascinating Mass Timber Structures From Around the World

February 13, 2020

This past decade has seen huge innovations for wood engineering in terms of urban development.  In both commercial and residential applications, more and more structures are being constructed utilizing heavy timbers and various laminated wood techniques.  Furthermore, these structures utilizing wood for construction not only promote sustainable forests, but also reduces the carbon footprint by…

How the Timber Industry Promotes Sustainable Forests

February 4, 2020

“In a sustained forest each generation of trees is an improvement over the previous generation…” says William Plant, President and Founder of American Pole & Timber. It is worth noting that, in the United States, the growth of pine trees in is outpacing our demand for pine lumber. When it comes to making a case…

3 MUST SEE Things That Can Prolong Your Marine Structures

January 7, 2020

The marine environment can be exceptionally harsh to long standing wood pilings.  Pilings in marine use are subject to wood-boring organisms, wood rot, freezing, and even sun damage.  Since treated wood is widely banned for marine usage, the main option was just to repair or replace the pilings.  A process of which could be highly…

20 Photos That Prove Wood is The Best Option for Designing

December 23, 2019

Wood is arguably Earth’s most renewable resource when it comes to construction, so we set out to find the most amazing feats accomplished utilizing wood to prove it.  This article is already long enough as it is, so we’ll just let you jump into it.  Here are the 20 of the most amazing and record…

6 Most Amazing Timber Trusses of All Time

December 18, 2019

We all know the saying, “don’t fix what isn’t broken.”  Well, it’s 2020 and timber trusses are here to stay, still proving they can easily  withstand the test of time. Here are six of the most historic timber trusses we could find, dating all the way back to 1097! 6. Westminster Hall Via intriguing-history.com At…

12 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Treated Wood

December 13, 2019

If you’re searching for information about treated wood, you’ve stumbled upon the right place!  We’ve compiled 12 things about treated wood that we’re sure you don’t know yet.   1. Because treated wood is long-lasting, it is considered by the industry as a whole to be the most cost-effective building material available. 2. From small to…

8 Amazing Wood Structures You Need to See Before You Die

December 13, 2019

If you ask the average person, they’re most likely say to that building structures out of wood is a foregone practice.  However, in just the past decade, some of these structures are proving that it’s not only still viable, but it might be the future of architecture and construction.  Here are the most amazing and…

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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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