How Long Should a Pressure-Treated Wood Deck Last?

Choosing the right materials is crucial when planning or renovating outdoor living spaces, especially for decking. Pressure-treated wood has long been favored for its durability and resistance to rot, insects, and other environmental stressors. However, the expected lifespan of a pressure-treated wood deck can vary, influenced by factors such as climate, maintenance, wood quality, and …

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Why Do Deck Boards Crack, and How Can You Prevent It?

Outdoor decks are the highlight of many backyards, offering a perfect setting for relaxing, entertaining, and enjoying the outdoors. However, over time, many homeowners notice cracks appearing in their deck boards. These cracks can detract from the beauty of the deck, create safety hazards, and lead to more significant damage if left untreated. Understanding why …

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Which Type of Decking is Stronger? Comparing Composite, Pressure Treated, and Hardwood Decking

When planning a new deck, one of the critical decisions you’ll face is choosing the type of decking material that best suits your needs, budget, and aesthetic preferences. The strength and durability of the decking material are paramount for a long-lasting, safe, and visually pleasing deck. Among the most popular choices are composite decking, pressure-treated …

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Trex Decking Cost vs Pressure Treated Decking

Trex Enhance Foggy Wharf

When it comes to enhancing the aesthetic and functional appeal of outdoor spaces, decking is often at the top of the list. Decking provides a comfortable area to sit, relax, dine, or socialize, amplifying the joy of open-air living. Two popular decking materials homeowners often consider are Trex decking and pressure-treated decking. However, there is …

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Is There Such Thing as a Maintenance-Free Deck?

This is probably the question asked most often by both our potential and current customers, along with the entire internet. Everyone wants a maintenance-free deck that once it’s installed, you do absolutely nothing and it’ll stay looking just like the first time you stepped on it. This popular belief was pioneered by some of the …

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Ipe vs Pressure Treated Pine: A Knock Out

When you see these two materials side by side, it's obvious which one is superior.
When you see these two materials side by side, it’s obvious which one is superior.

Doing a full comparison between Ipe and Pressure Treated Pine for decking is like comparing Kobe beef and a McDonald’s beef patty. Pressure treated pine works well as the frame of your decking but not as the decking itself. Pressure treated pine lasts only for about 5-10 years and must be constantly stained and finished. Ipe on the other hand, is an all-natural wood, proven to last over 75 years without any chemical treatment. The Coney Island boardwalk was in service since the 1940s! Boards from that landmark boardwalk have been reclaimed and reused for many applications from patio furniture to indoor flooring.

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