If you live or work around South Lake Union, and if you utilize the park at the North end of the lake, you have likely noticed some major renovations happening. I have been mesmerized by the big white hunks of foam visible from my office, and had to take a trip closer to investigate. I marveled at the apparent strength of the construction workers who were able to lift a block the size of a small home with little effort. As I watched them work I did a little research on Geofoam, and found it fascinating enough to share, because certainly anyone who has seen the stuff, has surely been at least a little curious. Geofoam is a lightweight fill material often used as a soil replacement in projects where erosion and shifting become issues.
Geofoam applications include:
Highways and Roads
and so many more..
Geofoam Advantages over other Fill Materials
Lightweight – Minimize preloading, surcharging and staged construction
Weather Resistant – Withstands freeze-thaw cycles, moisture and road salts,
Doesn’t Settle – Less structural inconsistencies
Insect and Mold Resistant – Will not sustain mold or mildew growth, termite / ant repellant additive available
Manufactured to Meet Your Job Specifications – Multiple densities, various block sizes available
Ease of Installation – Lightweight, no heavy equipment needed, cuts easily with a hot wire or saw
Environmentally Friendly – 100% Recyclable, No HCFCs or Formaldehyde
The following is a bit about the project and it’s expected completion date.
Special viewing equipment is needed to safely watch the eclipse due to the brightness of the sun and the dangers of staring at it for long periods of time. The easiest method to see the eclipse will be to use safely glasses, though those are becoming harder to find. Many stores and online retailers are sold out and the proliferation of cheap knock-offs is raising safety concerns. It is not safe to look directly at the sun during an eclipse. It is not safe to look at the sun while wearing sunglasses, and the eclipse may damage your phone, so do not attempt to take a photo with your smartphone.
If you don’t want to risk sun damage to your eyes – or fight the crowds trying to get the best view of the eclipse – you can tune in online. NASA has a day of programming planned, including live coverage from 12 locations, airplanes, ground telescopes and 57 high-altitude balloons. Coverage starts at 12 p.m. ET and ends at 4 p.m. ET. You can find more information here.
Are you moving? Buying or selling a new house, and wondering how to deal with scratches in the wood? Check out the article below for some pro tips on how to salvage your floors, and get them looking great again!
Charles Simonyi, Microsoft’s 40th employee and CVP of Windows 2000 had this house built with how many windows? Windows:2000. According to curbed magazine: “One unnamed architect described the home to The Independent as a “James Bond modern” in 1996: “It has a bed that rotates, and a place by the pool for rock bands to come and play, and he collects the work of a Hungarian abstract painter. There’s a whole phone and entertainment console in the toilet. You could spend your day there.”
Do you live around Lake Washington and Ride a bike? This summer is the perfect time to explore all the lake has to offer, on 2 wheels! What better way to get out and explore up close and personal! The 55 Mile loop of Lake Washington begins at Gas Works. A recreational rider may find that this is a difficult ride, however you are in charge of your ride! Go as far as you like, and explore different sections of the lake each week! The route follows a mix of trails and city streets, and keeps to mostly residential but still very scenic areas. The route provides plenty of views of the lake along with the surrounding mountains and hills in the distance, and opportunities on both sides to stop and stretch your legs in a number of waterfront parks.
Stunning tri-level home has it all! Formal living room, dining room, separate family room with fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, including a en-suite master bedroom with walk in closet, 2 car- garage and large back yard with shed. Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and backs to a green belt for super privacy! Lots of garden space to grow herbs and flowers! Walk to Olivia Park Elementary, minutes to schools, shopping, and freeways. Room for everybody and a home in which you’ll build memories!
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