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5/4 in. x 6 in. x 16 ft. Standard Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Pine Decking 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 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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No Color Additive

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Cedar-Tone

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Redwood-Tone

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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 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
  • 5/4 in. x 6 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
  • Ground Contact treated lumber should be used in tropical climates or applications likely to have prolonged contact with vegetation or leaf litter
  • 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.
  • Use standard grade lumber is a rustic appearance is desired with your lumber project
  • Standard grade will have more natural characteristics than premium grade and the size of knots may be larger
  • This lumber will contain more knots that will range in size
  • Find everything you need to complete your decking project here
  • Note: product may vary by store
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Are these boards of high quality to use for the deck floor?
by|Jun 5, 2023
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A:  Deck, These would work for use as decking as these are double treated for ground contact. Once the wood has dried, it would be recommended to seal these boards. Use the water test to see if it’s time to seal (or re-seal). Drizzle some water onto the wood. If the water beads, the wood is still sealed and protected. If the water is absorbed into the wood within a few seconds, it’s time to apply a sealer. Test a few different areas of a deck, fence or wood project. Note: High-traffic spots on a wood deck are likely to wear down before corners and railing balusters.

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    Q:How do I get to my saved quotes
    by|Jun 1, 2023
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    A:  Tyris, To better answer your question, please contact the HD.com customer service department at 800-430-3376. Call any day between 6 A.M. and 2 A.M. EST or call your local store. They can either answer your question or transfer you to your local store to answer your specific question.

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      Q:Do you need to space this for decking, or will it shrink
      by|May 4, 2023
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      A:  Space, If you install your deck board dry you should all a 1/4 to 3/8" edge gap between the boards. Most Pressure-Treated lumber decking that is sold to Home Depot has high moisture contact (meaning it's wet), so the boards are swollen. Always butt wet boards right again each other or leave a minimal gap. Your wet deck boards will contract and create a wide gap as they dry.

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        Q:Are they kin dried
        by|May 3, 2023
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        A:  Joan, These boards are Pressure-Treated, but are not kiln-dried.

        by|May 28, 2023

          A:  I don't know if your kin will help dry it, but these boards do not utilize a kiln for drying.

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            Customer Reviews

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            Great support for storage area in attic if getting plywood up is obstructed.
            Very nice decking boards. My attic has quite a few purlin braces that make trying to get decent size pieces of plywood so I used these decking boards to add coverage to my storage area above the garage. Very sturdy support once done.
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            Response from UFPI RepresentativeDec 29, 2022
            Ken P, thank you for your wonderful review! We're really glad that these decking boards worked well for your storage project! If there’s anything else we can help you with, please e-mail our customer service department at UFPRetailCS@UFPI.com, and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
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            Excellent for deck. We used the 16 feet boards and it made our build so much easier. Very happy.
            Excellent for deck. We used the 16 feet boards and it made our build so much easier. Very happy.
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            Surprised to find most of the boards, 16-foot lengths, with straight edges. Sure made repairing d...
            Surprised to find most of the boards, 16-foot lengths, with straight edges. Sure made repairing deck muck faster. Great price!
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            1st lot was a little knotty but the second lot was much better and we are thoroughly satisfied wi...
            1st lot was a little knotty but the second lot was much better and we are thoroughly satisfied with the results. These 16 ft boards are just the ticket for our DYI project.
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            garbage.... only lasted 4 years
            this new pressure treated decking lasted 4 years. I've been a contractor for 30 years and never seen treated lumber this bad.
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              Very good product for my project
              Very good product for my project
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              This product looked good when I purchased it but after it was exposed to the elements severe warp...
              This product looked good when I purchased it but after it was exposed to the elements severe warping of the boards happened making about 10% of it completely unusable. I believe the wood should have been dried better before selling it to consumers or a 10% discount should be given to compensate for the unusable waste.
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              Used this on edge in contact with the ground to create sliding doors on each end of a hooped gree...
              Used this on edge in contact with the ground to create sliding doors on each end of a hooped greenhouse so I could cover it with hardware cloth. End result was something that doesn't rot and prevents all kinds of unwanted critters from getting to my tomatoes.
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