Wood Treatment

As the pressure treatment of lumber has evolved from a labor intensive process to one that requires the simple pushing of a few computer buttons, one constant has remained the same: CM Tucker Lumber Companies, LLC chooses to only use the most reliable chemicals available.  That is the reason why CM Tucker Lumber Companies, LLC chooses to only ship products that are AWPA certified. This gives everyone on our team the confidence that we are shipping only the most dependable treated items.

Select the Right Preserved Wood for Your Project

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Ecolife®

Ecolife® is protected with a revolutionary, non-metallic preservative plus wood stabilizer system, offering the natural beauty of real wood combined with advancements in weathering protection, fastener performance, and environmental attributes.

Confused about which green products to use or sell that earn points toward National Green Building Certification? Viance has made it easier – we’ve gotten our Ecolife® Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood preservative formulation Green Approved by the NAHB Research Center. This means you can be assured that Ecolife® Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood complies with specific green practice criteria in the National Green Building Standard. See our product listing on www.GreenApprovedProducts.com for more information.

Ecolife® Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood, is the first decking product to receive NAHB Research Center National Green Building Certification as a “Green Approved Product”, eligible to contribute points toward certification of a building under the National Green Building Standard(tm). The NAHB Research Center is a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Product Features

  • Protected with a revolutionary, non-metallic preservative plus wood stabilizer system
  • Provides improved weathering performance
  • Provides improved fastener performance similar to untreated wood
  • Can be used in direct contact with Aluminum
  • Provides long term protection against decay and termites
  • Can be used in environmentally sensitive settings
  • Offers a wide range of treatable species including SYP, radiata, ponderosa, red pine, Douglas fir, Patula pine, Caribbean pine, Eastern white pine, Hem-fir, Eastern hemlock, and Sub-alpine fir
  • Easily painted or stained
  • Quality Assured through third party inspection
  • Backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty

Building Code Compliant

  • Ecolife® Stabilized Weather Resistant wood has been standardized by The American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) for above-ground contact applications
  • Ecolife® is described in the ICC-ES Report No. ESR-1851 and meets all applicable major model building code requirements
  • Registered with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Advanced Preservative Plus Wood Stabilizer Protection

  • Advanced wood stabilizing polymer provides weathering protection to reduce cracking warping and splitting
  • Long term protection from decay and termites in above ground applications

Painting and Staining or Natural Weathering

  • Ecolife®‘s natural wood appearance offers consumers the natural beauty of real wood
  • Left uncoated, Ecolife™ will weather to gray following long-term exposure to the elements.
  • Ecolife® can be painted or stained to match any outdoor color scheme.
  • High quality oil and latex based paints and stains are recommended.
  • It is important that the wood is dry and free from surface deposits prior to applying any coating.
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions and product labels for proper use of any stain, paint or wood finish.

Fasteners and Metal Fittings

  • Ecolife®‘s advanced preservative plus stabilizer system provides improved fastener performance and is no more corrosive to fasteners and metal fittings than untreated wood.
  • Ecolife® can be used in direct contact with aluminum building products.
  • Use of fasteners and contact with aluminum products is recommended in compliance with applicable building codes and fastener manufacturers recommendations.

Applications

  • Ecolife® can be used for any interior or exterior above ground application where protection from decay and termite attack is required.

Safety & Handling

Follow the safe practices listed below when working with pressure-treated wood. Specific work practices may vary depending on the environment and safety requirements of individual jobs.

  • Wear gloves when working with wood.
  • Wear a dust mask when machining any wood to reduce the inhalation of wood dusts.
  • Wear appropriate eye protection to reduce the potential for eye injury from wood particles and flying debris during machining.
  • Wash hands thoroughly with mild soap and water after working with treated wood.
  • All sawdust and debris should be cleaned up and disposed of after construction.
  • Do not burn pressure-treated wood.
  • Wash work clothes separately from other household clothing before reuse.
  • Pressure-treated wood should not be used where it may come into direct or indirect contact with drinking water, except for uses involving incidental contact such as fresh water docks and bridges.
  • Do not use pressure-treated wood in circumstances where the preservative may become a component of food, animal feed or beehives.
  • Do not use pressure-treated wood for mulch.
  • Ecolife® may be disposed of in landfills or burned in commercial or industrial incinerators or boilers in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.

Preserve CA®

(Copper azole). Copper azole (CA type C) is a wood preservative formulation made of soluble copper and uses organic triazoles (tebuconazole and propiconazole) as the co-biocide to control copper-tolerant fungi.

Preserve® is a family of soluble copper-based preservative solutions for exterior wood products that provides long-term protection from fungal decay and termite attack for a wide variety of residential, commercial and agricultural construction applications. In each Preserve solution, the soluble copper provides most of the protection to the wood, and the co-biocides complete the formulation by adding the protection against the copper-tolerant fungi.  Soluble copper is very effective in penetrating the cells in the wood fiber during the pressure-treatment process, providing for optimum long-term protection.

Download the Preserve CA Product Sheet (PDF).

Preserve is Building Code Compliant

  • Preserve CA have been standardized by The American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) for ground-contact and above-ground applications.
  • Each Preserve formulation is building code compliant (2012 IBC/IRC) under AWPA Use Categories U1, UC3B, UC4A, and UC4B and meets all applicable major model building code requirements.  Click here for AWPA information on how to specify treated wood.

Home Innovation NGBS Green Certified for Resource Efficiency

Preserve CA is NAHB Home Innovation Research Labs Green Certified Products for Resource Efficiency and are eligible to contribute points towards a buildings certification under the National Green Building Standard™.  See our product listings at www.GreenApprovedProducts.com for more information.

Download Preserve CA Green Certified Product certificate Here (PDF).

Preserve CA is backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty against fungal decay and termite damage.

Decay & Termite Protection

Wood used in outdoor environments and in high moisture conditions, is susceptible to attack from decay fungi and termites that can cause strength reduction and eventual failure of wooden structures. Preserve® pressure treated wood products are ideal for use in a wide range of applications where protection from biological degradation is required.

Safety & Handling

Preserve® pressure-treated products do not contain any California Prop. 65 chemicals or EPA-listed hazardous chemicals and are easy to work with, requiring no special precautions other than routine wood working safety procedures. When working with or machining Preserve® pressure-treated wood, the following safety precautions should be followed:

  • Wear a dust mask and goggles when cutting or handling treated or untreated wood.
  • Wear gloves when working with treated or untreated wood.
  • After working with wood, wash exposed areas thoroughly.
  • Do not burn pressure-treated wood.
  • Wash work clothes separately from other household clothing before reuse.
  • Pressure-treated wood should not be used where it may come into direct or indirect contact with drinking water, except for uses involving incidental contact such as fresh water docks and bridges.
  • Do not use pressure-treated wood in circumstances where the preservative may become a component of food, animal feed, or beehives.
  • Do not use pressure-treated wood for mulch.
  • ACQ treated wood scraps and cut offs should be disposed of in a non-hazardous material lined landfill in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.

For more information on Preserve CA visit the Manufacturers Website

Wolmanized

Wolmanized® Outdoor® Wood combines the natural beauty of real wood with long-lasting resistance to termites and fungal decay. It is protected with copper azole preservative. The wood is ideal for decks, retaining walls, fences, picnic tables, planter boxes, walkways, sill plate and structural members. Copper azole-treated wood, at appropriate retention levels, can be used for above ground, ground contact, and freshwater immersion applications. It is presently not recommended for saltwater immersion.

Copper is the primary ingredient, protecting against termites and most fungal decay. Protection against copper-tolerant fungi is provided by a combination of synergistic azoles (Type C).

Download the Wolmanized Product Sheet (PDF).

What is Wolmanized® Outdoor® Wood?

•       Wood protected by Copper Azole Type C preservative from Lonza Wood Protection, pioneer of copper azole technology

•       Renders wood useless as a food source for termites and fungi, thus prolonging the life of the wood

Active ingredients:

•       Recycled copper (protects against termites and fungal decay)

•       Two synergistic, carbon-based azoles (protect against certain copper-tolerant fungi)

•       Formulation now enhanced with BARamine® technology, making it the most effective copper azole system available

 

What BARamine® Technology Adds to the Wood

Patented technology is the most effective copper azole system available. Additional active ingredient provides:

•       Boosts existing Copper Azole preservation

•       Improved penetration equals better protection thus reducing potential for failures

•       More consistent preservative distribution for better performing treated wood

•       Improved resistance to certain aggressive copper-tolerant fungi reduces likelihood of rot

•       Broad moldicide protection for brighter, cleaner looking wood

 

Use Locations

• Versatile and can be used in any application

• In contact with or within 6” of the ground or fresh water

• Critical and difficult to repair or replace

• In certain physically above ground uses with harsher conditions (moisture, debris)

Applications

• Structural deck components such as joists, beams and ledger boards

• Walkways

• Other backyard projects such as gazebos, retaining walls, raised bed gardens

 

What kind of fasteners should I use?

Use hot-dipped galvanized fasteners (meeting ASTM A 153) and connectors (ASTM A 653 Class G185 sheet), or better. Aluminum should not be used in direct contact with this wood. Screws hold boards securely and allow for easier removal.

How long to wait until I apply paint / stain?

Before applying a paint or stain, allow wood to dry thoroughly (at least 60 days). Follow the recommendations of the coating’s manufacturer.

Maintenance

To help maintain a beautiful appearance, apply water repellent every other year. To revitalize a dingy appearance caused by dirt and mildew, use a deck cleaner.

End cuts

Do not put end cuts into ground. Cover upper ends of posts with post caps or cut them at angles to shed water. Coat cut ends with topical wood preservative such as Copper-Green Wood Preservative.

Can I burn it?

No. Dispose of in normal trash collection.

FlamePro® Fire Retardant Treated Wood

FlamePro is pressure-impregnated, interior fire-retardant treated lumber and plywood for enclosed structural applications.