84 Lumber® Co., one of the nation’s leading lumber dealers, is now selling Ecolife®stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood for above ground applications in decks, fencing, and similar projects. Ecolife integrates a wood preservative with a built-in stabilizer that keeps boards straighter and resists twisting, warping, cracking and checking.
Ecolife is fully compliant with American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) standards and International Building Code (IBC®) and International Residential Code (IRC®) codes for most deck projects. Viance, the producer of Ecolife, offers a Lifetime Limited Warranty on above ground preservative treatment, which includes wood framing members that are critical to the safety and performance of the structure, including joists and beams.
For common deck applications, Ecolife is a more cost-effective option when compared to products treated for ground contact use, and is still the best option for outdoor projects when used appropriately.
Deck builders, code enforcement officials, and homeowners can learn more about Ecolife and code- compliant above ground treated wood at treatedwood.com. Contact your local 84 Lumber store for Ecolife availability.