• Oct 2016
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  • Another Victory for Post Frame Construction

Post Protector: A Tar Coating Just Doesn’t do the Job!

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Chatham-Kent, Ontario: Pole Barn builder, JN, is a proponent of including ‘additional decay protection’ for in-ground, pressure treated posts but was never satisfied with his approach.

“I have been brushing tar the bottom of my posts for additional decay protection but it’s time-consuming, messy, unsightly, & unprofessional. Furthermore, and most importantly, tar provides no check (split/crack) protection. Checks expose non-treated wood allowing decay-fungi a way around preservative protection. Post Protector is a complete, professional system that is lightweight, easy to install, attractive, affordable, & effective. My customer & I were thoroughly impressed! Post Protector is now standard on all my buildings.”

Even though chemical preservatives deliver solid decay & insect protection, Checks (splits/cracks) exposing non-treated wood, Inconsistent Chemical Absorption/Retention, and Chemical Leaching/Migration can pave a way for microorganisms & insects to bypass the preservative protection resulting in post failure.

By adding the Post Protector & eliminating GROUND CONTACT, the aforementioned conditions that facilitate microorganism & insect attack disappear!

Pole Barn, Deck, Fence or any post-foundation project!