history in porch con- struction. As with indoor flooring materi- al, the effect of moisture in contact with wood is a top concern when designing and building a porch. Southern Pine, combined to Southern Pine Flooring and Pressure-Treated Southern. Pine, available from the (3 4˝ and 1˝ actual) with the tongue-and-groove.

Ted arrived to find a porch with rotten tongue-and-groove decking, disintegrating steps, falling-off balusters, columns compressed into the floor, and a distinct lean to the whole structure, . The bottom riser and the side trim are held up above the ground on a 2" piece of 5 4 pressure-treated decking.

Pressure Treated Decking. Preservative treated to above ground retention. Light green preservative is locked within the wood, protecting it from termites, decay and rot. Does not need to be painted or 16' & 20' (1-1 2" net x 11-1 4" net). Stock S2S EZ-VEE tongue & groove reservative treated to ground contact retention:.

10 2 2015 In this article we look at cedar decking vs pressure treated to help you make the most informed decision when it comes to your deck materials.

TWhite, is the tongue and groove pressure treated kiln dried? Have no idea where to get that around here. I hear lots of stories about PT warping and twisting but do not see it as much on the 5 4 and 2x material if it is installed with screws. Where I see the problems is more in the 2x2 spindles or baulsters,

. The maximum recommended joist spacing for installing Southern Pine tongue & groove porch flooring is 16 inches on center. See Building a

2˝x 6˝ nominal size or 5 4x6 radius edge pressure-treated Southern Pine. Porch flooring material is widely available and similar in sizes, grades and patterns to flooring used for interior applications. Nominal thicknesses are typically 1˝ and 1¼˝ (¾˝ and 1˝ actual) with the tongue-and-groove. (T&G) pattern, available in widths