general_information.gif Over the years I have had many people ask me about the CCA treatment for the Landscape Timbers. (For those who may not know, this is a chemical preservative treatment which used to be controversial.) As a result I called the company in Griffin, Georgia that makes the OSMOSE treatment and was told that it was now safe as they had changed the formula. The company spokesman told me that many homes in Hawaii, where lots of rain comes annually, are made from landscape timbers. At this time, we have been here over 11 years and have experienced no problems. However, please understand, we are not in the construction business and we accept no liability for any decision or action that may be taken as a result.

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