You may associate Thomas Edison most closely with the harnessing of electricity and the invention of the lightbulb, but did you know that he also attempted some wild innovations in concrete? He even went so far as to patent and implement concrete homes. These structures were entirely constructed with a single pour mold that encompassed all parts of the house. The exterior and interior walls, floors, and even bath tubs were all glorious concrete.
Unfortunately, the concept didn’t go far, as the 2,300 piece mold was a bit…ahem…unwieldy for the average builder to handle. On top of that, the public wasn’t exactly clamoring to live in the houses. Perhaps it was the questionable luxury of soaking in a concrete tub? Still, think of it…an entire house built in one pour. It’s pretty incredible.
We’ve never tried our hands at concrete houses here at Black Diamond, but we do regularly undertake some pretty note-worthy concrete projects. Top amongst them is our work on pool decks (an essential feature for any California living community). Like Edison, we have a comprehensive and innovative approach to getting your pool into tip-top, splash-worthy condition…even if it might take more than one pour.
The to-do list for a pool project can seem daunting to property owners. After all it goes far beyond just the surface replacement…but that’s okay, because so do we. Not only will we do the concrete work, but we’ll coordinate with other industry professionals to ensure the entire project is done and done well, with as little hassle for you as possible. Here are just a few of the aspects we can help manage:
- Concrete surface replacement
- Plumbing system repairs and pressure testing
- Electrical system repairs
- Handrail and skimmer replacement
- ADA compliance
- Landscape repair
As the warmer weather approaches, a poolside lifestyle means a lot to residents, and beautiful, safe, accessible surrounds do so much to enhance the general atmosphere of your space. Think back to your last barefoot trip around the pool. Are the surface areas smooth and free of cracks and slippery areas? Do you feel comfortable that your property is up to date on ADA regulations? Is the layout conducive to people having a safe and relaxing time in a fresh, welcoming atmosphere?
If not, give us a call, and let us take on the project. You’ll be happy you did as it may even free up a little time to do some lounging on your own.