Why Do Deck Boards Crack and How Do You Stop It?

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Deck boards, especially those made of softwoods like pressure treated pine and cedar are exposed to a variety of environmental factors that can cause them to crack over time. Note: Many people confuse cracks in wood with surface checking. What is surface checking? Surface checking refers to the small, shallow cracks that appear on the …

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The Value of a Hardwood Deck to a Home

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Hardwood decks have long been admired for their natural beauty, durability, and timeless appeal. When considering adding a hardwood deck to a home, it’s essential to understand the specific value it can bring. Here’s a breakdown of the value a hardwood deck can add: 1. Aesthetic Appeal 2. Durability and Longevity 3. Return on Investment …

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Rot Resistant Woods: A Guide to Choosing the Right Species

When it comes to outdoor projects, such as decks, fences, and exterior furniture, or even indoor areas exposed to moisture, like bathrooms and kitchens, one thing you don’t want to have to worry about is rot. Fortunately, there’s a range of wood species that boast high resistance to rot, and here, we will explore some …

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4 Cost Effective Ipe Wood Alternatives

Ipe wood has become increasingly popular for many reasons. It’s proven to last outdoors in harsh climates for 75 years or more with little to no maintenance. Hardwoods such as Ipe offer the following benefits: One of the strongest woods in the world Low maintenance Up to a Class A fire rating for flame spread …

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Ipe Wood Suppliers – 11 Things You Should Know Before Ordering

The following tips we’ve had to compile and share with our readers and potential customers because we unfortunately receive phone calls from people saying I placed my order with “X” and this is what happened… Think Twice Before Ordering From a Drop-shipper! Here’s Why: 1. Cheapest Price = Cheaper Grade Wood Drop-shippers sometimes offer slightly lower …

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