Q: We are working in an AE flood zone where FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) requires treated material to be used below the BFE (base flood elevation). But on this project, non-treated LVLs were installed instead. Are you aware of any preservative treatment that could be field-applied to LVLs (or any other type of non-treated framing) to meet FEMA requirements?
A: Colin McCown, of the American Wood Protection Association, responds.
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