Have you ever looked into the toxic metals and material that go into some pressure treated lumber? If so, you have reason to be concerned, and so is a company called TimberSIL that was created by environmental scientist Karen Slimak. According to Karen, TimberSIL not only replaces the hazardous copper, chromium, and arsenic-based preservatives that were used in the past, but it also outperforms them in the areas of leaching, corrosion, and mold & mildew resistance. TimberSIL is non-toxic, fire retardant, stainable/paintable and contains no heavy metals. You don’t want heavy metal in your wood anyway, do you? Insert 80’s big hair, heavy metal band “Poison” joke here. Wood treated with TimberSIL is supposed to be cost competitive as well. TimberSIL was just written up in This Old House magazine, so you may want to wait a bit before contacting them for more info or purchasing. In the meantime, you can learn more at TimberSIL.com
About Marc Lyman
Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.