KDAT (DRY) PIECE PACKS
High Quality and Faster Lead Times!
We understand your Business.
We agree, the KDAT (Kiln Dried After Treatment) process is long! In terms of piece packs our production team has to break an untreated unit, treat the material and then set it in line for the next kiln, which (in slow season) operates every two to three weeks. Here at Madison Wood, we understand that consumers often need last minute KDAT pieces and cannot afford a 2-3 week wait. That's why we built a brand new rack system designed specifically to hold high quality units of KDAT just for PIECES! When you are selling to contractors or homeowners make sure to choose from the list below to ensure a fast turn around and high quality product.
KDAT PIECE PACKS AVAILABLE NOW!
C 2x6x16 T&G
C 2x8x16 T&G
Why Buy KDAT?
- Minimum of cracking, cupping, twisting
- Lighter in weight, easier to handle
- Greater nail-holding power
- No delay necessary before painting of staining
- Building code compliance for all applications
Stick Marks- What are they?
Drying pressure treated lumber after it has been treated has benefits that include; enhanced stability, controlled cracking and checking, and removal of excess water from the wood cells. Drying allows the board to return to its uniform size. The process of drying requires that sticks be placed evenly between each layer of boards in the pack allowing air to pass through the unit. This will leave a light stripe on the face of the board. The stripe is visible on the installed product, but given exposure to the sun it will gradually darken. The length of time it will require depends on the intensity and duration of sun exposure. Several methods of artificially accelerating this process have been tried, but the best still seems to be natural sunlight and time.