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2 in. x 10 in. x 16 ft. #2 Prime or Better Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Lumber

  • 2X the protection compared to Above Ground treatment
  • Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites
  • Use for decks, walkways, landscaping and other outdoor projects
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Product Details

Pressure treated deck at sunset to show stairs and an outdoor living space.


Add Value To Your Property

Studies show that adding a deck is one of the best ways you can increase your home's value.

Pressure treated deck overlooking a lake complete with pressure treated steps and Deckorail components


Building Code Approved

Pressure-treated decking is building code approved for use in decking in above-ground or ground contact applications.

Close up of the deck boards showing how to properly clean your deck


Extend The Life Of Your Deck

Your maintenance efforts will give you a pressure-treated project that looks bright and fresh for years to come!

A sunny day of a man using a powerwasher to clean his deck boards


Preventative Maintenance Plan

1. Depending on the location of your outdoor project with regard to direct sun exposure, foliage coverage, etc., it may be sufficient to clean/brighten and recoat every two years. 2. If you decide to wait two or more years to perform your next cleaning/brightening, you may want to use a power washer. Be sure that the cleaner/brightener you use contains a mildewcide.

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Choosing The Right Stain Or Paint

When determining the right stain and paint for your deck, consider what color will best enhance the wood's finish.

A close up of water beaded up on a deck board


Paint or Stain Tips

If you desire to paint or stain the treated wood project, it is important that the wood be dry enough to accept a coating. The best way to determine if the wood is sufficiently dry to paint or stain is to sprinkle droplets of water onto the wood. If the water droplets are absorbed, the wood is ready to be painted or stained. If the water droplets bead on the surface of the wood, it is too wet. You should wait a few days before attempting to paint and stain the wood.

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Close up of a pressure-treated post with Deckorail solar and ball top post caps


Post Caps

Post caps add the finishing touch to your deck, porch, or fence project. What's more, they protect your post from nature's elements.

Close up of a pressure-treated double v and square edge posts


Deck Posts

Deck posts add a classic, decorative charm to your outdoor living space all while adding support to your deck, fence or porch.

Close up of a pressure-treated B2E baluster and square edge spindle


Balusters & Spindles

Treated balusters are used not only for safety and strength, but they also aid in creating a custom look to your railing project.

Pressure-Treated Pine meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. This double treated Ground Contact lumber must be used for applications where treated lumber is difficult to maintain, repair or replace. Treated lumber is critical to the performance and safety of an entire system or construction such as deck joists, beams and ledger boards. An additional benefit of treated lumber is its defense against rot and insect infestation for its vast majority of applications. Southern yellow pine is responsibly manufactured, safe, and environmentally friendly when used as directed.Treated wood is typically still wet when it's delivered to The Home Depot or job site. As it dries, you should expect slight changes in width and length. As lumber dries, it may split, cup and warp. This is more likely to occur to occur in lower-grade boards, where knots and uneven grains are already present. Each piece of lumber is unique and carries physical characteristics that may include the following: knots, warping, shrinkage, swelling and/or splitting.
  • Made of southern yellow pine
  • Ground Contact treated lumber can be used in both Above Ground and Ground Contact exterior applications
  • Backed by a lifetime limited warranty against termite infestation and rot
  • 2 in. x 10 in. x 16 ft.
  • Must use Ground Contact pressure treated lumber where lumber is at risk for poor air circulation, less than six inches from the ground, or has poor or no water drainage below the structure
  • #2 grade lumber has few defects, knots are well-spaced and do not exceed the size regulations.
  • Ideal for a variety of general uses including exposed structures, sill plates, decks, docks, ramps and other outdoor applications
  • Uniform thickness, density and appearance for stable and long lasting performance
  • Hot-dip galvanized fasteners are recommended
  • Individual pieces of pressure treated lumber will reference Ground Contact on the end tag
  • No two pieces of lumber are the same.
  • Color, grain pattern and texture will vary as well.
  • Prime grade lumber is the perfect choice if appearance is the main concern with your lumber project
  • Prime grade lumber has fewer knots and an overall better appearance
  • Prime grade lumber can be used for deck boards, fence panels
  • Find everything you need to complete your decking project here
  • Note: product may vary by store



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Q:Is this 2x12x16 good for a 48inch high retaining wall.? I know is pressure treated and seems to be good. Just wondering
by|Sep 8, 2022
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A:  Jose, Be sure to check the end tag of the product. For retaining walls, you will need a UC4B- Ground Contact Heavy Duty product as it is designed for retaining wall applications.

by|Sep 9, 2022

    A:  I would not personally build a retaining wall with these. They are thin and would flex depending on post spacing and the weight of material they were trying to "retain".

    by|Sep 14, 2022
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      Q:Is this safe to ise for a garden bed?
      by|Mar 31, 2022
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      A:  YES IT IS

      by|Apr 6, 2022

        A:  That’s what I used it for. Treated lumber isn’t treated with the same harsh chemicals as before the early 2000s. You can always add a layer of food-safe plastic liner between the wood and the soil if you’re still concerned. There are a ton of resources online to research this. 

        by|Apr 18, 2022
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          A:  Yes

          by|Apr 1, 2022

            A:  Our pressure-treated products are very safe when used as directed in appropriate applications. Prowood is clean, odorless, non-staining and safe to work with and handle. Its built-in protection is non-irritating for dermal contact with children, adults, animals and plants.

            by|Mar 31, 2022
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              Q:How many calories is this?
              by|Feb 18, 2022
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              A:  Not very many unless you are a woodchuck....

              by|Oct 3, 2022
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                Q:Will the pressure treated wood leach into my garnen and plants
                by|Jul 26, 2021
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                A:  No it will not. The wood may or may not be damp when you buy it but it will not be dripping wet. I have used these materials for over 30 years and have never seen that issue. It is usually totally dry to the touch when you purchase it in the store. I have built many porches and decks, had plants and grass around them and never had an issue.

                by|Jul 29, 2021

                A:  Our pressure-treated products are very safe when used as directed in appropriate applications. Prowood is clean, odorless, non-staining and safe to work with and handle. Its built-in protection is non-irritating for dermal contact with children, adults, animals and plants.

                by|Nov 14, 2022
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                  Home Depot carries a good variety of lumber and a good quality of lumber. Sometimes there are products in the store that the staff do not even know about. I have seen that several times. I used 2 of these to rebuild the support structure of a pergola for a customer and they worked great. His pergola is strong and safe again instead of at risk of falling down. I prefer to by my lumber at HD.
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