Most of us have at least one project that has left us with leftover “stuff”.
Maybe it was last years project, but somehow there is that stuff that is too good to throw out.
Now it sits stashed against the foundation or tucked under the deck awaiting the chance to be useful again.
This stuff is also great for ants and termites to nest under and can give them easy access to your home. It’s also a haven for ground dwelling spiders and rodents.
Wood stored on the ground will eventually rot even if it is pressure treated. Items stacked against the walls of your home reduce air flow and trap moisture in the wall.
If items must be stored outside they should be kept at least 12 inches from walls. They should also be placed on some form of decay resistant support to isolate them from the soil and discourage ant and termite activity.