Tell me if this post checking is a concern plz

Old 07-15-22, 04:24 PM
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Tell me if this post checking is a concern plz

Just near completion of my deck being built and noticed this cracking on the posts and small ones stemming off I know its called checking but let me know if I should be concerned and have him replace them plz as Im sure if I request it, it would be an issue but I want to ensure there is no problems in the near future. Any comment is a good comment, thx

Old 07-16-22, 01:49 AM
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Checking is common with PT wood and normally isn't something to worry about. How deep are the cracks?

My front porch has sawmill oak 4x4 posts one of which developed a significant crack. I ran a bolt thru it 25+ yrs ago with no issues since.
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Your cracking appears completely normal. When you said "checking" I was expecting to see cracks against the grain breaking the wood into little squares. All of your cracks are with the grain which happens normally as the wood dries.

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