Wood as been a favorite home construction material over the years, thanks to its beauty and overall durability. It’s not surprising that various products have been created to preserve and care for it, such as wood preservers.
Timber has three mortal enemies, namely, fungi, wood-boring insects, and termites. Fortunately, there are various types of natural wood preservatives and synthetic wood treatments available today.
Types of Wood Preservatives
Chromate Copper Arsenate
Chromium copper arsenate is a product that fights wood erosion due to an infestation of termites, fungi and other pests. It has been used as a wood-preserving pesticide since way back the 1940s. One concern raised by the United States’ Environment Protection Agency, however, is that arsenic may leak out over time and endanger the health of those who are exposed to it.
To mitigate the risks that come with wood treatment in general, all …