Pressure-treated lumber, raised-floor construction education available

November 2, 2009 -- (Kenner, LA) – The Southern Pine Council recently updated resources for building professionals on raised floor construction, pressure-treated lumber and its signature reference CD.

Raised Floor Vignettes. A new series of six brief vignettes has been produced to explain the construction process of a raised floor home from start to finish. Targeted to both building professionals and consumers, the two-minute segments cover what a raised floor is, site prep and footings, foundation design, crawlspace considerations, framing options and porches and decks. The goal of the series is to answer commonly asked questions about raised floor construction, with content presented in a basic, non-technical way. All six vignettes may be viewed at For more information on raised floor construction, building professionals may visit

Treated Wood: Something to Talk About. To help spread the word about the benefits of using pressure-treated lumber in outdoor applications, the Southern Pine Council recently created a one-page information sheet for dealers, distributors and all building professionals. The colorful, informative sheet focuses on why pressure-treated wood is the best, most economical and earth-friendliest material on the market for outdoor building. Read and/or download the page here.

Updated Lumber Library CD. A perennial favorite of building professionals attending trade shows and seminars, SPC’s Lumber Library CD contains PDF versions of the latest Southern Pine technical and reference publications. The 2009 Lumber Library CD has been updated to include the latest version of Pressure-Treated Southern Pine, a 16-page summary of the latest standards, specifications and applications. To obtain a free copy of the updated Lumber Library CD, please e-mail info@southernpine.comand request publication #130.