How Long Does Pressure Treated Lumber Last?

Deck Framing

Pressure treated lumber has been a staple in building and construction for decades, known for its durability and resistance to rot, decay, and insect attack. However, recent observations and user experiences suggest that the newer pressure-treated lumber doesn’t last as long as the old Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) treated lumber. To understand why this is …

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Ipe vs Pressure Treated Pine: A Knock Out

When you see these two materials side by side, it's obvious which one is superior.
When you see these two materials side by side, it’s obvious which one is superior.

Doing a full comparison between Ipe and Pressure Treated Pine for decking is like comparing Kobe beef and a McDonald’s beef patty. Pressure treated pine works well as the frame of your decking but not as the decking itself. Pressure treated pine lasts only for about 5-10 years and must be constantly stained and finished. Ipe on the other hand, is an all-natural wood, proven to last over 75 years without any chemical treatment. The Coney Island boardwalk was in service since the 1940s! Boards from that landmark boardwalk have been reclaimed and reused for many applications from patio furniture to indoor flooring.

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