Monday, February 13, 2012

Basements (6 of 9): Treated Wood

Finishing your basement is more than throwing up walls and covering them with drywall.  What most people don’t realize is that wood has a chemical reaction when placed next to concrete.  This reaction deteriorates the wood in a short period of time and will create many unwanted issues.  Fortunately, we have become wise in some things and discovered that treating wood with certain chemicals will prevent these reactions, making it possible to use concrete and wood together to create lasting structures.  So, don’t be fooled by someone claiming they can finish your basement for you simply because they can swing a hammer.  You may find yourself with very costly repairs in the near future.

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