Long-term performance of a "wax" type additive for use with water-borne pressure preservative treatments
A R Zahora
Field performance results are updated for matched CCA treated decking boards with and without an emulsion water repellent additive incorporated with the initial pressure treatment. Decks have been exposured for over 9 years in Harrisburg, NC. Boards were evaluated for in-service and laboratory performance for water repellent efficacy, as well as additive loadings in the boards after this exposure. All results support that these additives can provide long-term protection against many of the physical defects that develop in pressure treated wood during exposure.
Keywords: CCA; WATER REPELLENTS; DIMENSIONAL STABILIZATION; ADDITIVES; CHECKING; CORROSION