Trust in the durability of preserved wood during and after the reclamation of the Zuiderzee
A firm belief in the durability of preserved wood must have existed during the reclamation of the Zuiderzee, because thousands of m³ have been utilized. The wood is exposed to attacks of marine borers and other organisms in the marine environment. Was this trust right or wrong? A recent examination was made of creosote impregnated pine posts after 65 years service in a dam, near the Barrier Dam across the mouth of the Zuiderzee. The investigations have provided valuable information on the longterm performance of this material.