IPE DECKING

IPE: Like teak and redwood, Ipe is popular for exterior projects for its appearance, its resistance to decay, insects, and water damage due to its high tannin and oil content. Also known as Brazilian Walnut or Ironwood, ipe grows in tropical South America. Ipe is so dense that it will not float in water and has similar fire-resistance to concrete or steel. Exposed to the elements, an ipe deck will last at least 25 years, and if maintained properly, it can last much longer. Your ipe deck contractor can advise you on the applicable options. Choose the right IPE deck contractor: Because of its density, ipe is a difficult wood to work. For a typical deck, the Ipe deck builder is likely to go through many blades and bits. Due to the inherent difficulties associated with working the material, it is highly recommended that you hire a contractor that is knowledgeable and experienced with ipe. Beside the fact that it can be a challenge...
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Not your Grandfather’s Hot Water Heater

Hot water heating equipment has evolved in a big way in the past decade or so. From tank-less systems to solar, roof-top units, the options are plenty. For 140 years, A. O. Smith has led the way in hot-water heating innovation, and is now one of the world’s leading hot water heating system manufacturers. Once again, they have created another solution. They have developed a super-efficient, gas-fired, residential hot water heater called “The Vertex.” It is a 50 gallon unit that promises to produce more hot water that most comparable 75 gallon gas units. For those of us with children—especially teenagers—we know how critical hot water demand can be. There are 2 primary models. “The Vertex” is a 75,000 BTU unit, and “The Vertex 100” is a 100,000 BTU unit. The 100 comes complete with an LCD, digital control display that not only provides you with the its performance calculations, but tracks performance history, displays diagnostics, and allows for easy adjustment...
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New Way to waterproof under your Deck!

Why didn’t I think of this???  What an easy way to create a dry space under your deck.  I love it and the company is based in South Jersey! www.dexerdry.com Description: Easy to install: Comes in convenient sizes to match your deck requirements You no longer need to use a spacer One additional tool required – a rubber mallet!   Easy to maintain: Power wash up to 3000 psi; Designed for the rain, sun and elements.   Economical: Dexerdry is the cost effective solution to under deck dry space Dexerdry increases your living space and now gives you access to those areas under your deck.   Even more benefits: Eliminate debris getting trapped between deck boards Eliminates odors on ground level decks Eliminates insect breeding grounds Creates storage space Dexerdry is made to handle the sun and elements Made in the USA.   ...
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