Question

How can I find a licensed professional who can remove an arsenic treated wood deck?

Asked by Pat
West Hempstead, NY

Wooden deck that was put up around 1986 that was constructed with pressure treated lumber. I would like to have itnreoved so that exposure to an chemicals can be avoided.

Answer

Sean Lintow Sr

Answered by Sean Lintow Sr

Naperville, IL

SLS Construction & Building Solutions

July 8, 2013

Well as a member of NADRA and knowing quite a few of the members I would recommend starting there. With that, any good carpenter, handyman or other contractor should be able to easily remove the deck.

It sounds like your biggest concern is probably how clean they leave your yard when they are done and for that I would call a few of their past clients to find out.

What are you planning on replacing it with? If you want to avoid "harmful chemicals" ever being used that limits your options. You may consider a steel framed deck with Ipe or some other sort of hardwood on top. Beyond that without pictures I can really offer any additional suggestions.

 

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