Comparison-GumPro

Comparison-GumPro

Advantages of Creosote and CCA
 
PropertyCreosoteCCA
EfficacyFungi
Termites
Wood Borers
Marine Borers
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Preservative lossesBleeding
Leaching
Evaporation
Fair
Slight
Slight
None
None
None
PenetrationGoodGood
Effect on Wood PropertiesStrength
Dimensions
Flammability
Corrosiveness
Paints
Adhesives
Colour
Odour
Cleanliness
None
None
Slight
None
Poor
Poor
Dark
Strong
Oily
Slight
Slight
None
Slight
Good
Good
Light Green
None
Good
Toxicity against insectsHighHigh
Water RepellenceGoodGood






Hazard Classifications and uses thereof:


H2 - Low Hazard - Internal - inside above ground protected from wetting and leaching - roof trusses, framing,panelling, laminated beams, flooring etc

H3 - Moderate Hazard - Exterior above ground subject to periodic wetting and leaching - cladding, decking, stairs, balustrades, log homes, etc

H4- High Hazard - Outside in ground subject to periodic wetting and leaching - fencing, structural posts, landscaping, stakes, pergolas etc

H5- High Hazard - Outside in contact heavy wet soil or in fresh water -piling, substructure for walkways & jetties, vineyards etc

H6- High Hazard - Prolonged immersion in sea water -Marine piling, jetty cross-bracing, landing steps etc