Tuff-Post

Tuff-Post posts are designed and engineered to meet a growing demand in the post frame construction industry. Every Tuff-Post comes with a full life-time guarantee.




Standard Sizes
  • 3 ply 2x6 (12'-32')
  • 4 ply 2x6 (12'-32')
  • 3 ply 2x8 (12'-32')
  • 4 ply 2x8 (12'-32')
Actual Post Size
  • 2x6 3 ply (4 1/2" x 5 1/4")
  • 2x8 3 ply (4 1/2" x 7")
  • 2x6 4 ply (6" x 5 1/4")
  • 2x8 4 ply (6" x 7")
Specs
  • #2 SYP Uppers
  • #2 SYP Treated Lowers(.60 CCA Treated)

TimberTech Engineering

We engineer our post to meet the specific requirements of each building. It is important that you provide all of the information for your particular building before ordering, so we can ensure the post won’t be under-sized. Tuff-Posts are made using .60 CCA Treated #2 Southern Yellow Pine & #2 non-treated Southern Yellow Pine. The posts are glued and hydraulically pressed, then mechanically nailed. After the fastening process is complete, the post is planed on both faces, producing a straight finished post. Below is a chart illustrating the treated area each particular post.

See the Chart Illustrating the Treated Area


Installing Posts

  1. Dig hole in accordance to footer size and depth required. This may vary depending on building size, soil type and building code.
  2. Use either cast in place concrete or pre-cast concrete cookie for the bottom of the hole, again the amount of concrete or size of cookie will depend on building size and soil type. Concrete must be cured before post can be planted.
  3. Set Post in hole, the treated (green) end should be down in the hole. The 2x4 horizontal exterior wall girt should be nailed on to the 4 1/2" width side (the side that shows 3 boards) of a 3ply column. If you are using a 4ply columns then nail your horizontal exterior wall girt to the 6" width side (the side that shows 4 boards). The 3ply or 4ply side of the column should be facing out towards the horizontal wall girt to provide maximum strength.



  4. Then back-fill around the post. Great care must be taken during the backfill process to assure the post does not move and is plumb. Also, a combination of soil and crushed stone is needed for best compaction for a sturdy planting. Brace post once planted and backfilled
  5. *If a post is set in concrete, a post sleeve, or post wrap is used, provisions must be made to allow for post shrinkage and to allow water to escape. Water must not be allowed to be trapped between concrete or post sleeves and Tuff-Post, otherwise the warranty is invalid.


Warranty

Tuff-Posts are warranted to the original property owner against damage by termites or fungal decay which will make wood posts Tuff-Post Warranty structurally unfit for their intended use as structural posts in post frame construction. This warranty is good for the lifetime of the original property owner. It is not transferable, sellable, re-assignable, or inheritable.

What The Warranty Does Not Cover:
  1. Any damage to Tuff-Post which is not used as structural posts in post frame construction;
  2. Any damage to Tuff-Post when not fully shielded from the elements by a roof or sidewalls;
  3. Any damage to Tuff-Post caused by insufficient water or urine drainage from the area the posts are permanently planted;
  4. Any damage to Tuff-Post caused by cutting the bottom of the post reducing the amount of treatment at the base of the post;
  5. Any damage to Tuff-Post caused by any un-treated portion of the post being below ground level;
  6. Any damage to Tuff-Post caused by standing manure against the posts for an extended time;
  7. When the backfill is not free of voids, organic matter and chunks of clay;
  8. The use of soils other than classified as GW, GP, SW, SP, GM, SM, GC, SC, ML, and CL which are characterized by good to medium drainage characteristics;
  9. When adjacent ground surface is not sloped away from the structure at a slope of not less than 5% for a minimum distance of 10 feet measured perpendicular to the face of the outside wall. Provision shall also be made for drainage of accumulated surface water or urine, including water from roofs, etc; away from the foundation to a natural drainage area or sewer.
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