Recommended construction techniques, hardware and maintenance
Galvanized steel hardware is recommended for use with Dricon® FRT wood. Although Dricon treatment does not increase corrosion of bare or galvanized steel, the galvanizing provides an extra measure of protection of any treated wood.
Dricon® FRT wood has recommended fastener design value adjustments based on full size independent testing completed at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. The adjustments for lateral and withdrawal loading of nailed, screwed and bolted joints range from 0 to 8 percent reduction.