Cracks and Splits

Cracks and Splits in wood.

Wood is a natural product and is a living material.
This means that each piece of timber will differ from the other.

Natural products react to changes in atmospheric conditions, splits and cracks in the timber will occur as it expands and contracts with humidity and temperature changes.
This will not affect the strength and durability of your wooden building, play equipment or other wooden structure.

Splits can sometimes look wide and deep.
In most cases, these splits will not exceed 5-10mm in width and the depth will rarely exceed half the radius of the pole, post or beam.

Even at their extremes, these splits will not compromise on the strength of the wood as they do not run far or deep enough to affect the structural integrity. Maintenance of the surface may be required by sanding smooth any splinters or scaling caused by the surface lifting.
These splits are an inherent possibility with any wooden product and all manufacturers experience queries regarding splits from consumers.

Taylors Garden Buildings would like to reassure customers that the reliability of the product is not reduced, and that we do not consider these splits as a fault, or that a product exhibiting splits is faulty.

Cracks can open up alarmingly large but it is entirely normal. Once the inner core has dried the crack will close up.
As the moisture in the air increases so will the water absorbed by capillary action in the wood and the cracks will close up.
None of these splits or cracks in the timber will affect the woods structural integrity or strength.

We always recommend the use of a good quality timber treatment as this will restrict the moisture both entering and leaving the wood.

Footer navigation