If you are still using wood today for all or most of your building and structural maintenance requirements, you ought to be congratulated. This is because you are to a large degree practicing a form of sustainable development. Just as long as your new wood is sourced from areas that have not been designated as protected or endangered and you are, indeed, contributing towards a process of replanting in other areas, you are making an indelible impression on sustaining your living and working environment for the benefit of the generations that will follow you.
While you are building, or re-building, touching up or carrying out necessary maintenance to your domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural infrastructure, you are necessarily using penta treated wood. You should be congratulated for doing this. Those that haven’t yet ought to make a note of this. The practice of using wood utility poles that have been treated with pentachlorophenol has been around for many years.
It is the most commonly used utility poles and takes up nearly fifty percent of the total market that is utilizing these wood processes. The penta being used is a pesticide. It acts against wood-destroying fungi and insects. The wood has been produced commercially for many years, responding well to its growing demands. Today, it remains highly effective and economical to use. It continues in its ability to control all types of wood-destroying fungus.
The wood also provides protection against termites and powder post beetles. As a sustainable and protected natural tool, it is able to last anything from eight to twenty times longer than it would have without being coated with penta. Penta is applied to the wood through a petroleum oil solution. Properly applied, the solution allows wood to remain treated for many years.