The new edition of this comprehensive study of national and international research and application into wood preservation is both well detailed and broad in coverage.
The text covers the history of preservation: the anatomy of timbers and their breakdown, preservation principles, materials and methods.
Moisture content fluctuations.
Evaluating preservative systems.
Tar oils. Inorganic compounds.
Water repellents, stabilizers and decorative systems.
Stain control. Remedial treatments.
Uses of preserved wood.
Health and the environment.