Maintenance deals with Hardwoods such as Oak
and properly season the wood before delivering
to you. Up to half the weight of a freshly
cut log is water. After proper seasoning the
water content is reduced to less than 20 per
you are going spend hundreds of dollars on
firewood, it's essential to KNOW that the
wood you are buying REALLY IS seasoned!
Creekside Total Maintenance delivers and stacks
the heaviest loads. Most face cords
contain approximately 200 logs, we give you
approximately 260 well seasoned logs!
wood looks dark, or gray when compared to green
wood - but if you split a piece of seasoned
wood - it's WHITE on the inside. It's brittle,
or gnarly. It has cracks running through each
piece, and a lot of little cracks on the inner
Unseasoned wood has a wet, fresh looking center,
with lighter (drier-looking) wood near the edges
or ends which have been exposed since cutting.
When firewood is very fresh, the bark will be
tightly attached. Avoid these hassles at all
costs! When you get cold, you'll be miserable if
your firewood does not produce the heat you
need. Only well seasoned wood produces pleasant,
trouble free heat.
Do NOT cover your wood
with a tarp, or you will prohibit evaporation!
Use a shed, or buy a prefab wood crib.
Burn hardwoods, they are
more dense and weigh more so you actually get
more for your money with hardwoods. In
fact, you may get almost twice the fire for the
money! Hardwoods are more dense, providing
more available fuel in the same space, so
hardwoods burn longer and burn very hot.
Oak is one of the best
fire wood types. It requires a good deal of
seasoning time (as much as 2 years) but then is
a good slow burning wood with lots of heat and a
Always keep a "flame" on
your fire - a smoking or smoldering fire is a
cold and inefficient fire..and also produces
pollutants and creosote (tar in the chimney).
Add more wood before the fire gets too
low...this will assure the continuation of your
Don't get caught with cold air and no
firewood! Call us for delivery and
stacking so that you are ready for those
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Spring, 2011. If you have any questions
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