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Written by Brett Hansen on Mar. 27th 2020KDAT LUMBER, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS (KILN DRIED AFTER TREATMENT) LUMBER, HAS SURGED IN POPULARITY IN RECENT YEARS DUE TO ITS MANY ADVANTAGES OVER “WET” OR “GREEN” TREATED LUMBER.

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A finished KDAT deck that doesn’t need to be painted, stained or sealed.

But despite its notoriety as a superior wood product, KDAT still suffers from being “the new kid on the block,” in a lumber industry that’s largely dominated by big commodity wood treaters looking to push both quality and price down.
What’s more, most deck, composite deck and homebuilders that still build with “wet” or “green” treated lumber don’t even know that there’s a better building option available in the marketplace for their business, their crews and ultimately, their end customers.