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Lively Discussion on Ipe Rules Wood snobs Scott Burt and Todd Pudvar, co-founders and trainers at Prep to Finish, taught an ipe class in Chicago at the 2015 Deck Expo held at the Navy Pier on October 1. The class included a power point presentation in support of the presentation on their popular Ipe Rules. […]
What Should You Expect when Purchasing Ipe Decking? The old timers call it “culling the pile”, and even though you paid a premium price for your ipe decking, it is still necessary to give it a close look when it arrives on your site. While it is exotic wood and a premium deck building material, […]
Another of the most common questions we receive from ipe deck owners. The answer is pretty simple. When your deck starts to look dull, gray and faded out, it is time to maintain. In other words, you probably know how ipe is supposed to look – rich, deep red and brown tones – and when […]
A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. In this case, it is definitely worth a few IPE questions. Here’s a short case study that captures some of the most common questions about IPE end grain and joints, and best installation practices for longevity. So, let’s take a look at what is wrong […]
Many of our reader inquiries are about seasonal maintenance on existing IPE decks. The stories are similar: “We installed our IPE deck last Fall and it looked great. Now, it has turned gray, has scratches and stains in it…how do we bring it back to its rich brown/red tone?” IPE Maintenance There are several ways […]
If you are here, you have probably read some of our ipe archives and have heard us refer to ipe deck “checking” as a common and critical condition. It is very rare to see it in the early years of an ipe deck’s existence, but very common in the 5-15 year old decks, varying with […]