You sound surprised.
I have a deck that is over 20 years old that is in fine shape. Gray, yes,
rotting no. PT wood, eastern Great Lakes climate, standard installation, no
maintenance other than the replacement of 2 boards. One split lengthwise
(strange), another had a knot that fell out, exposing the interior. I think
the knot prevented good absorption of the PT chemicals, so the board got
soft around the knot hole.
I also have a set of three 3' x 3' PT "steps" along the side of the house
to make it easier to get from the driveway to the back yard (sloped lot).
There isn't any rot in that area either.
Maybe they made better PT wood back then.
This dude described a patio of wood "pavers" laid on ground in just sand
base. I'm not only surprised, I'm amazed unless it's pretty doggone dry.
A conventional deck, sure, but on grade even out here wouldn't last that
And, yes, previous presently banned PT was _far_ superior to anything
one can get currently, just as were creosote fence posts. I've got
pasture posts that are 50+ still serviceable; the crap one can get now
is gone to nothing in <10, won't hold a cow past about 4-5.
They have some really nice patio designs on their sight. I like to
get something to replace my present patio shown at right of my current
home in this photo:
I wonder which I should get?
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