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…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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“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…

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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…

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