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The Guide to Check Posts and Splits

Oh no, my post has a crack! What should I do and is this something to worry about? “Splits” and “checks” as they are commonly called in the industry are a normal and unavoidable part of owning an outdoor product made from pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine. A “check” is defined as a separation of the wood, normally through the rings of the lumber and is the result of seasoning. These “splits” and “checks” are part of the nature of lumber and are an unavoidable part of the drying process. An example of a normal “check”, is pictured here to the left.

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This entry was posted in: Backyards, checks, Checks/Splits, Gazebos, Maintaining, Outdoor Structures, Pavilions, Pergolas, Projects, splits, Tips, Uncategorized on April 9, 2018