The Deconstructed House: Late Summer Edition
CASE STUDY SUCCESS: VINTAGE BRICKS DIRECT FROM DEMO JOB SITE TO NEW INSTALL!Where do vintage bricks come from? They are peeled off, by the demolition operator carefully so as to reduce the breakage as much as possible. These bricks went directly to a new install. They were loaded onto a tandem dump truck from the site of a Sandy Springs demolition job site and delivered to a new (old!) masonry patio install in the Atlanta Lake Claire Neighborhood. This project is is a PERFECT example of ReUSE at its best. The transportation of the bricks was limited by going straight from the generator site to the ReUSE destination, saving trucking costs, emissions, labor, storage.....the list goes on. Our JOB is to find these kind of market opportunities and MAKE THEM HAPPEN, even if we "break even". This scenario worked with the masonry contractor, as the contractor would've had to make several trips to our shop to load and purchase this large quantity. The contractor did report that there was a % of waste, as we all expected, but it was worth the price the contractor paid for the bricks. The contractor was able to utilize the new build construction dumpster that was onsite to dispose of any waste (mortar, broken bricks, etc) that resulted from the load he received.
|Waite demonstrates the hand pump water feature installed on a Claw Foot Tub: re-purposed to Garden Water Feature|