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The plastic tags attached to the ends of treated lumber give some important basic information about the treated lumber. The format of these tags varies depending on the manufacturer, but typically you will see: The manufacturer or treater of the lumber. The type of wood preservative used in Porter.

Welch Stone Products
(281) 354-1950
23995 Highway 59
Porter, TX
 
Maxey Construction
(281) 359-7383
1835 Spruce Knob Dr
Kingwood, TX
 
Davis Food City Inc No 11
(281) 852-4333
5319 Fm 1960 Road East
Humble, TX
 
Kingwood Garden Center Inc
(281) 358-1805
1216 Stonehollow Drive
Humble, TX
 
Kingwood Landscape Supply & Nursery
(281) 354-6111
1675 Northpark Drive
Humble, TX
 
A-1 Tree Svc
(281) 354-9726
21404 Morris St
Porter, TX
 
Lawn Service
(281) 354-9654
1701 Northpark Drive
Humble, TX
 
Kingwood Trails
(281) 358-7337
1110 Kingwood Drive Suite 200
Humble, TX
 
Executive Lawn Care of Kingwood
(281) 359-4044
802 Russell Palmer Road
Humble, TX
 
Century Gardens
(281) 358-6722
808 Russell Palmer Road
Humble, TX
 

What The Tags Tell You

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The plastic tags attached to the ends of treated lumber give some important basic information about the treated lumber. The format of these tags varies depending on the manufacturer, but typically you will see:

The manufacturer or treater of the lumber.

The type of wood preservative used. For CCA-treated wood, you'll see "CCA-C." The "-C" refers to the type of CCA. There are three types of CCA (Types A, B and C), but only type C is used for lumber treatment.

The retention of preservative and type of intended use. A retention of 0.40 pcf (pounds per cubic foot) is meant for applications where the wood will be in contact with soil (fence posts or deck columns, for instance). A lower retention (0.25 pcf) is intended for above-ground applications such as joists, decking and railing.

The American Wood-Preservers' Association (AWPA) standard that was followed for the treatment. The AWPA is a trade organization made up of treaters, chemical manufacturers, government organizations and universities. Its standards list the acceptable wood preservatives and manufacturing processes, plus analytical methods and methods to evaluate performance of wood preservatives. Sometimes you will see the term "Treated to Refusal" on the tag. This usually means the wood was treated with as much preservative as possible, but it still couldn't meet the AWPA standard requirements. Expect poorer performance from lumber labeled with this term. Under the industry's new consumer awareness, the end tags will be larger and also list a summary of recommended handling precautions.

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