I'm doing some partition walls in my basement. Walk out basement,
great drainage everywhere, so I've had no water problems, even a bit
of moisture, in the 5 years since we built the house. Sump pump never
even goes off - and is always dry. So I figured I've given problems
enough time to show up, and now I'm going to build my woodworking shop
in the basement.
Books I've picked up recommend pressure treated lumber for the sole
plate. So I got my lumber for the framing, and also picked up the
pressure treated 2x4's.
I've never dealt with pressure treated lumber before, so I don't know
if this is how it's supposed to be, or if it's wet. It's a darker
color, almost gray on some of them, and it feels kind of damp. I had
planned on starting this project tomorrow, but if the damp feeling
wood isn't normal, then I'll have to get my dehumidifier fired up in
my basement and let it dry out.
It's not wet, dripping or anything, but feels as if it had been in the
rain some point this past week.
So is this normal for pressure treated 2x4's? Will that moisture
transfer itself to the normal untreated 2x4's when they're nailed to
Thanks for any info. Obviously a beginner here, first time putting up