Old pressure treated wood shedding material


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Old 08-01-22, 02:26 PM
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Old pressure treated wood shedding material

On a dock. 4"x8" and 4" x 10" PT boards have some material coming off. The board has lost it's edges over the years but there isn't any rot. So if you hit the area with a hose some material can come off but not in big chunks.

To me this isn't an indication of severe rot that has structural implications; I can't fit a flathead screwdriver into the wood like I could with normal dry rot.

Is there anything to seal the wood as it is to stop this from occurring?
 
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Old 08-01-22, 02:29 PM
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How old is the wood?
A deck stain would have helped earlier but not sure it will help much now.
 
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Gotta be maybe 35 years or older.
 
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I'd either replace the decking or live with it. A lot of PT wood never lasts 35 yrs exposed to the elements.
 
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Here is a picture. That it isn't soft anywhere to me makes me think I should leave it. This is on a dock and the lengths of the boards are 16' as I mentioned 4'' x 8''

For some reason I can't upload attachments..
 
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I wasn't trying to imply at 35 yrs the decking had to be replaced but rather there isn't a way to make it look newer again. It's went past that point. Unless the look really bothered me I'd leave it as is until it does.
 
 

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