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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Why you stay connected with nerds like us.

I should say me: I am a materials nerd, but the rest of my team is largely cool-guys. I am known for reading technical data sheets like some guys look at pornography. It borders on addiction for me, but instead of making me a pervert or whatever, it can make the world better.

Here's what I found:

The ultimate garage floor.

It is like exposed aggregate concrete on steroids. More that 14,000 PSI, the ability to flex, gaps in the rocks that prevent puddling, all kinds of characteristics that allow us to put a 20 year warranty on it.  Shiny, slip-resistant, stain resistant, crack-proof, concrete of sorts that we can do tremendous things with.

This stuff would be terrific for garages, pool decks, walkways; anywhere you could clean with a hose rather than a mop. 

We call it the 14K Overlay, and we are all in:  Tuesday we purchased a special trailer-able mixer just for this material, and 4 pallets of it for mockups. Wednesday 10/22, we took all 15 people out of the field and had the manufacturer come down and train us properly.


 On Tuesday the 23rd, we installed this in the garage for a $1,000,000+ spec house built by Brother Sun Builders in Kingsland.  

I'm not saying our polished concrete floor inside or the stained porches or this new garage coating did it, but that house sold on Saturday the 25th. 

Builders / architects / designers that work with us have always had an edge. Now they have something new to offer as well.