Monday, April 27, 2009

Change for April 30th reception

UNcircle April 30th. We have changed the date for the builder's reception until sometime later in May. The hurricane tie-down system by Cable-tite is installed, but there are some other features we want to show that will not be completed in time for April 30th reception. Please keep watch and we will re-post as soon as we have a firm date.

Monday, April 13, 2009

APRIL 30 - Circle that date!!!! We are currently working to complete the Cable-Tite system for our Lake Park Drive test house. Mr. Fred Yates has agreed to open his house to builders, contractors, and inspectors to show the robust hurricane tie down system we've installed in his house. And the best part.......lunch is provided.

If you'd like to see this exciting new anchoring system, then you'd be welcome to attend. Please let us know so we can "throw another cup of water in the soup" Thursday, April 30 11:30AM-1:00 PM

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cable-Tite testing

Do you remember the commercial of Dennis Green in a press conference and he says "they are who we thought they were". Well, we've just finished testing our Cable-Tite system at Smith Emery Labs in Los Angeles, and they certified our own in-house test results, confirming that "we are what we thought we were". YEAH!!!!!!!

When we get the "official" certified test results, we will post them on our website, but for now, the uplift protection is 6900 lbs. The failure was in the cable, not the cast parts. So, if you needed more than that in hold down value, we could change to 3/8" or 1/2" cable. Our cast anchor nut and cap looked like they'd never been used.

Once again, we are excited that the hurricane uplift protection of Cable-tite is greater than hurricane tie-down clips or threaded rods. We exceed construction codes, and now we have the data to back up that claim!