Internet #206974327

Model #253936

Store SKU #1001753972

1 in. x 8 in. x 8 ft. Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Board

  • 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 Overview

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Add Value To Your Property

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

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Building Code Approved

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

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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!

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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.

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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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No Color Additive

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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.

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Deck Posts

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

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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.
  • California residents
  • Made of 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
  • 1 in. x 8 in. x 8 ft.
  • Must use ground contact pressure treated lumber where lumber is at risk for poor air circulation, less than 6 in. from the ground, or has poor or no water drainage below the structure
  • Uniform thickness, density and appearance with a smooth surface
  • 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
  • WeatherShield includes water repellant in the treatment process
  • No two pieces of lumber are the same.
  • Color, grain pattern and texture will vary as well.
  • Find everything you need to complete your decking project here
  • Note: product may vary by store

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Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
Fastener recommendation
Lumber Grade
Appearance Grade
Moisture content
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
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Questions & Answers


what are the finished dimensions/harry

Asked by Harry May 27, 2020

The 1x8x8 is actually 3/4 thick 71/4 wide and 8 feet long. I hope this helps

What exactly this lumber is treated with?

Asked by Customer April 27, 2020

This lumber is treated with Micronized Copper Azole (MCA).

Should the chemicals used in the Wood Treatment process prevent me from using this wood as framin...

Asked by Jon April 10, 2020

No I have used this lumber for many years and have had no problems

Can this be used indoors?

Asked by MNS September 12, 2018


Will Home Depot cut boards in half for you?

Asked by Boardaswell September 3, 2018

Depends on the board.

Can you use this board for fencing?

Asked by Nolagirl August 13, 2018


Can this boards be used to build Adirondack chairs?

Asked by Eli June 1, 2018


Is this item available for free delivery if ordered from and more than $45 is ordered?

Asked by JEAN May 23, 2018

Call your local Home Depot lumber counter and ask for details

can they be bent to form a slight arc

Asked by 1298 April 8, 2018

Yes, they can be bent.

Do you have this in 10' boards?

Asked by Jason October 30, 2017

Some stores carry 10 foot pieces but you may find your store goes from 8 feet to 12 feet only. Check out your local home depot

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Put in a small ground deck. We let them dry stained them and within a month boards started to warp and even worse two months later. This has occurred with more than half the boards. Not only a waste of money but now a safety issue
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Used this product to replace badly weather boards on side deck. Easy to install. Replaced to deck...
Used this product to replace badly weather boards on side deck. Easy to install. Replaced to deck and side steps.
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Straight and treated properly
Straight and treated properly
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Bought over 70 and only 2 were warped really bad....
Bought over 70 and only 2 were warped really bad.
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Wood was as expected. It's been assembled for a...
Wood was as expected. It's been assembled for a few weeks now and no warping.
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Good product, but I did the curbside pickup which for some reason they try to give you boards tha...
Good product, but I did the curbside pickup which for some reason they try to give you boards that you can’t use. Lucky for me I was only lining a trailer to haul dirt. Product is good but they need to cull the bad lumber. If I was building something nice 2 out 8 boards would have been useful.
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It served its purpose a little warped...
It served its purpose a little warped
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