Causes of Deterioration and Protective Methods for Timber

by
Committee on Timber Structures of the Structural Division

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 5, Pg. 1-10


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Wood in timber structures frequently gives long service life in its natural state, without any special protection. Under many service conditions, however, wood is attacked by deteriorating agencies that limit its useful life. A thorough understanding of the deteriorating agencies and the conditions that favor their development makes it possible to protect wood so that it will give long service life even under severe exposures.

Subject Headings: Wood | Wood structures | Service life | Aging (material) | Lifeline systems

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