December 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm #786
hello, I read that AD is being sent to Israel, the experience we have is sending AD to a DRY environment is a guarantee for problems, although ipe wood is very very stable, it is still wood and so prone to the elements. Therefore, KD decking is the only appropriate product for this dry region otherwise you may expect some % of your boards converting into banana shape, especially the longer lengths.
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