What Is Ipe Decking?

Also known as Brazilian Walnut, Ipe decking (pronounced "ee-pay") is a popular exotic wood from South America. Ipe is perfect for decking—resistant to rot, abrasion, insects, and extremely durable. With our climate, it is a popular decking material choice amongst homeowners looking for a vibrant wood deck that will withstand the elements.

Ipe wood comes from the Tabebuia Tree, which is sourced from a large geographic area in the tropics of America and subtropics of Mexico, Argentina, and the Caribbean. Its resilience and longevity in outdoor climates is due, largely in part, to the tropical environment the tree exists in.

Advantages of Ipe Decking

Ipe Decking is essentially as close to composite decking as wood can get. Due to its long life in the outdoors, it is a popular choice for wooden decks in the area. In general, Ipe decking can last four to seven times longer than its pressure-treated counterpart (not to mention its resilience amongst bugs and rot). It is a popular choice for decks we build in the Asheville area.

Ipe Decking Costs

In general, Ipe Decking is slightly more expensive than its pressure-treated counterpart, but the overall maintenance costs throughout the lifespan of the deck are lower due to the toughness of the material. 

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We've had the privilege of building some incredible decks over the years.

Snow Shoe Deck

Johnson Boat House

Christ Deck

Steve Noblitt

Google Review

The Sexton Deck Builders were very professional and willing to take on a difficult porch/deck rebuild that turned out so much better than we imagined it would. They did what they said they would do for the price that they quoted. They showed up early each day and got to it! They cleaned up each day and were glad to listen to concerns and answer questions. We are happy to recommend Jeremy, Tonya and their team of skilled professionals.

Carol D.

Home Advisor Review

They were more than fair in a situation where we were at a disadvantage. Now we have a beautiful and functional deck that we enjoy every day. Sexton started on time, did an excellent job, cleaned up everything before they left and finished right on time.! Thank you so much Jeremy and Tanya! Bottom line - we would highly recommend Sexton Deck Builders. They more than deserve their 5-star rating!

Steve Duniec

Google Review

We just needed a simple star gazing deck. We checked with 3 other deck builders in the area and they didn't come close to comparing with Tanya and Jeremy. Sexton under promised and over delivered at every step of the process. Great craftsmanship, great staff. Everyone was knowledgable and cared about whether or not we were happy with the results. They put a big smile on the faces of my family and friends. I would highly recommend them. They are pros!

Sharon Mawby

Google Review

Sexton Deck Builders was a top notch company to work with. They rebuilt our multilevel deck and stairs along with several modifications we requested. Additionally they installed new rails along our retaining wall. They took a lot of pride in their work and gave us a finished high quality product. We would highly recommend them!

Sherri Altman

Facebook Review

The Sexton Deck Builders, from the office to the on-site workers, were extremely professional to work with. They knew how to work with the county to get the permits done and the required inspections completed. They communicated each step of the process. The deck was completed in a timely matter (around the rain) and it was well built.

Linda Saylor

Houzz Review

We are thrilled with our new decks & screened porch! Sexton Deck Builders are great to work with. We appreciated their valuable design suggestions. They show up on time and are excellent craftsmen. They are very pleasant and professional to work with. Oh, and no Trilliums were killed during the construction! 🙂 Highly recommended!

Areas We Service

We design and construct dream decks for the Asheville area.

Asheville
Black Mountain
Hendersonville
Weaverville

Lake Lure
Marshall
Leicester
Gerton

Biltmore Forest
Arden
Chimney Rock
Candler

Mills River
Fletcher
Fairview
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