Post Protectors Holding Up on Battlefield

3/2/2013 7:00 AM

TERRE HILL, Pa. — SmartPost by Postsaver USA announced this week that it has worked with the National Park Service to ensure its in-ground wooden sign post boots are holding up at Gettysburg National Military Park.

“We are very pleased with the performance of the booted posts,” said Marcus Pratt, the battlefield’s facility manager. “We were looking for an environmentally friendly alternative to chemically treated lumber, and Postsaver USA offered us an effective and lasting solution.”

About 10 years ago, Postsaver USA protective boots were applied before installation to the below-ground portion of untreated Douglas fir sign posts and installed throughout Gettysburg Military Park.

Recent inspections showed no sign of decay, and the posts are expected to remain in service for many years to come.

Postsaver’s technology uses a two-layer system, a tough waterproof sealer that adheres to both the wood and a UV resistant polyethylene outer layer. The barrier keeps the preservative chemicals in the wood, preventing them from leaching into the soil.

More information is available at GetSmartPostInfo<\@> or 888-519-5746.

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