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Galveston’s Terramar Beach Homes built on Gun Barrel Pilings®

April 23, 2024
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Another beautiful home built on Gun Barrel Pilings® by SL Walker.    Located on Galveston Island, tucked away between the Gulf of Mexico and West Bay, you’ll find a little slice of oasis in a community called Terramar Beach. “Nestled at the west end, Terramar Beach is a tranquil and peaceful community of approximately 590…

How Wood is Pressure Treated: An In-Depth Look

January 20, 2024
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Pressure-treated wood is a popular choice for various outdoor projects, thanks to its ability to resist decay and insects. But what exactly is pressure-treated wood, and how is it different from regular lumber? Understanding Pressure-Treated Wood  Pressure-treated wood is a type of lumber that has undergone a treatment process where chemicals are infused into the…

Transforming Homes with Timber Trusses

January 1, 2024
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A Modern Approach to Construction When it comes to home construction, finding unique and impressive materials can make all the difference in transforming a space into something truly extraordinary. One material that has been gaining popularity in modern homes is timber trusses. In this article, we will explore how timber trusses are revolutionizing the way…

The Ultimate Guide to Gun Barrel Pilings®: The Perfect Choice for Aesthetics and Strength

December 20, 2023
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When it comes to architectural columns and structural poles, Gun Barrel Pilings® are the ideal choice for those seeking both strength and aesthetics. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore everything you need to know about Gun Barrel Pilings®, from their cost-effectiveness to their installation process and durability. Whether you’re working on an exterior or…

The Role of Wooden Pillars in Ancient (BC) Architecture

October 2, 2023
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Columns have been an intrinsic part of architectural design for millennia. When we think of ancient columns, our minds often drift to the massive stone pillars of the Parthenon or the decorated marble columns of Roman temples. Yet, long before these stone masterpieces were erected, civilizations utilized the more accessible and versatile material of wood…

Choosing Between Round and Square Pilings: A Guide for Construction Projects

August 17, 2023
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When it comes to the world of construction, even seemingly small decisions can have a significant impact on the overall success and longevity of a project. One such decision pertains to the shape of pilings used for foundation support – round or square. While both round and square pilings serve the purpose of stabilizing structures,…

Understanding the Role and Benefits of Structural Timber Trusses in Construction

July 28, 2023
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In the realm of modern construction, structural timber trusses have emerged as a fundamental and aesthetic component for creating robust and efficient roof and floor systems. These triangular frameworks, typically made of timber, provide essential support and stability to various structures. In this article, we will delve into the world of timber trusses, exploring their…

Unveiling the Mechanics and Benefits of Pressure Treated Wood

June 13, 2023
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Wood has been a fundamental building material for centuries, but its vulnerability to decay and pests has led to the development of various preservation techniques. One widely used method is pressure treatment, which enhances wood’s durability and extends its lifespan. In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of pressure treated wood, exploring how…

Why Vinyl Breaks Down in The Sun (UV) and What an “UV Inhibitor” Actually Means

May 12, 2023
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Vinyl is a versatile and durable material that is used in a wide range of applications, from upholstery and flooring to outdoor furniture and pool liners. In our case, we use it for marine construction via vinyl pilings and vinyl sheet piling for bulkheads.  However, vinyl is not impervious to the elements, and exposure to…

8 Different Types of Treated Wood and Their Applications

May 9, 2023
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Treated wood — and we’re using this as a very general term here — is a popular material in the construction industry because of its durability and resistance to rot, decay, insect damage, and even fire. However, not all treated wood is created equal, and choosing the right type of treated wood for a specific…

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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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