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Spruce lumber for garage

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Posted by: from Edmonton
12/18/2015 at 10:52:34 AM

I have built a garage and lined the inside of over head door and a 2 by 4 on out side which I will get capped with metal. The problem is I used spruce lumber and it is in contact with concrete floor, which I see is done all over here in Alberta but the inspector says it has to be treated lumber. Is this the case? Also my ladder on base walls is spruce and it was not called.

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Date/Time12/18/2015 at 2:36:44 PM

Yes, it is code, you could have put a tyvak between the floor and wall.

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Date/Time12/19/2015 at 1:50:41 PM

Brian,

It has the be treated lumber or have a membrane (like plastic) between the wood and the concrete.

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Gerardo from 2g Engineering Inc. in Vaughan
Date/Time12/21/2015 at 12:37:32 PM

Yes, it has to be preserved wood.

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