Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: Wood Preservative

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]


The following are still the most common forms of treatment for timber piles:

1. Water-borne (Copper Chrome Arsenic [CCA], Alkaline Copper Quaternary [ACQ], Copper Azole [CuAz])
2. Solvent-borne (Light Organic Solvent Preservative [LOSP])
3. Oil-borne (Creosote, Pigment Emulsified Creosote [PEC])


In regard to the CCA treatment, there are some alternative treatments listed at the following link:




Randall Collier


From: M. David Finley, P.E. [mailto:pec(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 8:50 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Wood Preservative


Is chromated copper arsenate (CCA) still permitted for use in timber piles?  If not, what is the state of the art?


David Finley