Lumber dealers are reducing the amount of treated wood they stock that's rated for above-ground use and increasing supplies of lumber rated for ground contact, a survey by Pro Sales finds. In reaction to changes from the American Wood Protection Association and reported performance issues with some treated wood, a quarter of the dealers who were contacted said they had already eliminated above-ground-rated lumber from their inventories or were in the process of doing so. In the future, about 68% said they would offer only ground-contact-rated lumber, while 21% said they would continue to offer both ground-contact- and above-ground-rated lumber. One-third of the dealers said they have been hearing about or actually experiencing problems with above-ground-rated lumber. Read More