Building in Fresh Water

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Fresh water projects need Ground Contact products

Whatever project you're tackling, it's always important to check the end tag for the appropriate retention levels. When you're building in or around fresh water, you should always use lumber treated for Ground Contact.

Boat docks, walkways and boardwalks are exposed to frequent wetting from waves, water level fluctuations, excessive vegetation and other factors. The combination of these conditions can create a high hazard exposure environment that is extremely tough on wood. Because of this, it is recommended that all material used for fresh water projects be rated for Ground Contact applications. When planning your next fresh water project, make sure you use pressure treated lumber at the right retention level.


  • Walkways & boardwalks
  • Floating docks
  • Submersible docks
  • Sea walls


  • Decking
  • Joists
  • Cross bracing
  • Support posts



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