IPE Decking Maintenance: Ironwood Deck Maintenance
That means hardwood is not baked, dried and split, but just gracefully faded. What to say, its durability is 2nd to none. Ipe boards aren't affected by all those cycles due to incredible density and virtually no moisture absorption. The only disadvantage is the finish maintenance in tough environments. However, it is close to zero.
Keep Ipe decking clean from tree droppings, leaves & other dirt. This is elementary: to sweep excess debris off the deck. Cleaning with special wood products, rinsing with water, brightening and neutralizing the pH are the full cycle. If the surface is clean and dry, it's in a good condition.
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