WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED FROM TREATED WOOD IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

WHEN NOT SUBJECT TO DETERIORATION BY DECAY FUNGI OR INSECTS, WOOD STRUCTURES HAVE PERFORMED SATISFACTORILY FOR CENTURIES. FOR EXAMPLE, PREVIOUS TESTS DEMONSTRATED THAT POSTS PRESSURE-TREATED WITH A PRESERVATIVE SHOWED HIGHER STRENGTH AFTER 5 YEARS SERVICE THAN AFTER 4. THE IMPORTANT FACTORS INFLUENCEING THE PERFORMANCE OF TREATED WOOD ARE THE QUALITY OF THE PRESERVATIVE AND THE QUANTITY AND DISTRIBUTION DURING TREATMENT. THESE FACTORS ARE DISCUSSED, AND SERVICE DATA FROM LABORATORY TESTS AND FROM RAILROADS AND HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS ARE PRESENTED FOR POSTS, PILES, AND TIMBERS TREATED WITH A VARIETY OF PRESERVATIVES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 41, pp 281-298, 3 FIG, 7 TAB, 15 REF
  • Authors:
    • Blew, J O
  • Publication Date: 1962

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 8-12, 1962
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00215420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1972 12:00AM