05/15/2018 - As you know by now that, 'Hurricane Maria' has been regarded as the worst natural disaster on record in Puerto Rico. Plus, the other islands as well. As per a Wikipedia article, that this was the tenth-most intense 'Atlantic' hurricane on record and the most intense tropical cyclone worldwide of 2017. Maria was the thirteenth named storm and the deadliest storm of the hyperactive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.
At its peak, the hurricane caused catastrophic damage and numerous fatalities across the northeastern Caribbean, compounding recovery efforts in the areas of the Leeward Islands already struck by Hurricane Irma. Maria was the third consecutive major hurricane to threaten the Leeward Islands in a two weeks span.
Sandcastle Developers reached out to some of the people there, especially relative of our CTO. Many, are interested but because of the devastation and so much debris that there is no way that we can get through.
We are going to wait and keep a close eye and once we get the go ahead we will revisit them. Hopefully, we can come up with a plan to help. In the meanwhile, I like to show you the actual design that the Sandcastle Developer's CTO created. The 2-story house will be on several sustainable fiberglass composite pilings.
Here's our finish front-back view design on a 60' x 60' house property on a land measuring 75' x 75'.
This is the front part of the house with open steps.
If you don't want open steps we can added the close steps.
Since this design is for a 2-story house we can add two decks fenced in using glass. This way you can enjoy the view of the bay. We can also add steps for easy access to the back.
These are the measurements and total cost, but by the time this design is realized the cost would have changed..
This is the first floor and what you are seeing here is the floor truss, and this is the beginning of the foundation. The round part is where the actual house will sit. The color dots are the pilings. By looking at the diagram you can see the color that corresponds to the price and size.
The 'red dots' is for the back deck, 'black dots' is the front of the house. Even though we are building a modular house with this design you can make the front look like a regular house.
On this image, it shows the round part of the modular construction subfloor. Once, the truss is complete then you add your subfloor making it (5/8 or 3/4" thick) over the truss.
Now, add the subfloor for the front part of the house. This is the addition that is added to make your roundhouse look more traditional.
As you can see the back deck will be put in place. Plus, we added the front door entrance with steps.
Here, you can see that we added the front subfloor with open concept kitchen design. Plus, we added a back deck table with chairs on the right and on the left, we added a jacuzzi.
04/20/2018 - Sustainable Fiberglass Composite Sheet Piling / I put out this post recently as a reminder of why we need to protect our waterfront
We want to switch gears on today's post. We have been showing you beautiful sustainable living designs, but it is very important to visit why "Fiberglass Composite Sheet Pilings" should be the norm.
Fiberglass Composite Sheet Pilings are becoming popular products to use for construction of bulkheads and seawalls, but compaines are still using metal, wood and concrete which I don't understand.
With the advent of Fiberglass Composite Sheet Pilings, homeowners with oceanfront or lakefront properties can now rely on the newest manufacturing technology to receive the best product on the market today. This material lasts a lifetime and it looks great putting value back to the property.
Fiberglass Composite Sheet Pilings have better values. The real measure of this is not just the comparison of costs for the initial installation - you also need to figure in the costs over the long term. Since "Fiberglass Composite Sheet Pilings" lasts much longer than more traditional materials, the cost of repairs and replacement is nonexistent.
In fact, should you ever decide to sell, your buyer can rest assurance that the seawall will last a very long time. That’s an added value to your property.
These are examples of what happens when your seawalls are constructed with materials that are not as durable and will fail significantly sooner than our state-of-the-art solutions.
Check the image below. Workers are using a crane to help lift the pieces in place. This is an expensive project, but with the use of fiberglass composite sheet piling you don't have to worry.
04/12/2018 - Check out this beautiful design
This is the detail main plan area. As you can see you can have an open living space.
This Arts and Crafts style model offers a combination of classic architectural appeal and modern high-performance design. An open floorplan and spacious wraparound porch ensures comfortable living space both indoors and out.
- WebTec Floor system
- Energy Wall (for South package) or Double Stud Wall (for North package)
- Energy Saver Overhang (for South package) or Energy Saver Plus Overhang (for North package)
- Pre-installed Typar weather barrier house wrap
- Predesigned floor plan
- Nine-foot ceilings on first level
- Covered wrap around porch
- Energy modeling of your home for your climate
- Pre-painted fiber cement siding
- Window package based on your climate
- Classic Metal shingle roof
- Fresh air ventilation systems
- Solar hot water
04/12/2018 - SandCastle Developers New Material Database
06/16/2017 - How Long Are We Going To Ignore The Planet?
Companies are still using bad practices like using metal/concrete to lift homes and to create barriers from beach erosion using materials that contaminate our water ways. I took the time to speak to several companies and it is business as usual, even when I explained to them that there are better sustainable materials that can be used instead.
I explained that by using Sustainable Fiberglass Composite Pilings to lift home off the ground and to use Sustainable Fiberglass Composite sheetpiles a.k.a. (bulkheads) are better for the environment. I explained that it is cost effective, easy installation, last over 100 years, and etc.
I showed them the materials and I put it in their hands. They were impressed, but still they are doing things the old way. I guess they want things to break in 5 years, so that they have a chance to charge again. They don't care if they contaminate our waters.
I mentioned about our company and how we are committed to advocate sustainability and that we can point them in the right direction.
Visit our website for more information at http://Sandcastledeveloper.com.
04/13/2017 - Bill Passed in the House
Well, spoke with the NJ DEP, the new project is still ongoing. The idea of using the sustainable materials for the new project has been added to the bill. The bill passed in the House and is in the Senate. The project that I am talking about has destroyed all conventional materials. The only option is to use sustainable materials that are going to help the situation and also help the environment.
04/10/2017 - SandCastle Developers New Site
Check out our new WordPress website https://sandcastledeveloper.wordpress.com
04/10/2017 - SandCastle Developers Has Retired The Van
SandCastle has retired our loyal van. It was time to move on. The van was fun and we traveled all over the place. It took a toll on us, but we are looking forward to the new improve van..
03/13/2017 - SandCastle Developers New Shirt
Check out our new SandCastle Developers' shirt with our logo. We also created a matching cap with the logo.
02/24/2017 - SandCastle Developers Has Created A Product
We are getting ready to unveil a product accessory for all Sustainable Fiberglass Composite Piling. We will post this product on our website SandCastleDevelopers soon.
01/05/2017 - Latest from the Department of Environmental Protection of New Jersey
We Finally Heard from the Department of Environmental Protection of New Jersey and after several months since our last visit and providing them with the sheet-piling (bulkhead) materials, plus all test data they decided to go with metal. They realize that the products that we showed and gave them to test was very good. They performed various test and found that for this particular project it would not work. If you want to find out more call "SandCastle Developers" and speak with the CEO Gerald Morganti at 973.464.5506.
10/25/2016 - SandCastle Developers New Main Website
We created and launched a new streamline website SandCastleDevelopers and converted using a CMS system. We revised the old website as the SandCastleDevelopers Information Center which holds alot of information on the building process and the promotion of Sustainable Fiberglass Composite Piling. We are happy with it and I hope you will too.
08/20/2016 - Resellers For Two Compaines
After several days of negotiation we are finally resellers for two great companies that believe in the sustainability of fiberglass materials. They are the manufactures of pilings and sheet pilings (a.k.a) bulkheads.
08/12/2016 - We launched a SandCastle Developers Blog Website
06/03/2016 - Build Expo USA - The Building and Construction Tradeshow
We were at the "Build Expo" which is the premiere building and construction show in the U.S. They featured dozens of industry leading seminars & hundreds of exhibitors. The show provided the building and construction industry an unrivaled environment to meet a lot of the buyers all in one place. By attending, we had the chance to meet with exhibitors, check out new developments and kept a close eye on your competition which we did not have. In addition, we tried out new products, attended demonstrations and compared features and prices. It was a success for us.
05/16/2016 - Department of Environmental Protection of New Jersey
We Sat with the Department of Environmental Protection of New Jersey and we stated our case on how New Jersey should use sustainable material for all seawall and pilings. We explained that the Fiberglass Composite Seawalls and Pilings are stronger than the normal materials that pollute the waters and environment.
We explain that this is the way to go if we are to make a difference. They seem interested for the Leonardo Project. This is a town located within Middletown Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey. And because of its location and topography, Leonardo is subject to recurrent flooding from the bay and associated tidal creeks. Damages from the recurrent flooding, as well as shore erosion and wave attack, threaten the resiliency of this bayshore community.
They are going to let their enigneers conduct their tests to see if the product is viable. We left alot of great materials for them to read.
We came out of the meeting feeling great. Now, we must wait and see.
04/25/2016 - SandCastleDevelopers Bumper Sticker and Magnet
Well, we finally got our bumper sticker and magnet completely done. Took time because of the vendor, but we had a good experience.
07/14/2015 - SandCastleDevelopers Repository Administrator Website
SandCastleDevelopers finaly created the "Repository Administrator" website to keep track of all of our resources. This system was also created using Wordpress using mySQL as the backend and JS,HTML,CSS on the frontend.
06/03/2014 - SandCastleDevelopers Participated In Fundraiser
We participated in the annual YANAs Fundraiser & Community Fair. The fair took place at the Hockey Rink of 108th St and Shore Front Parkway. There were food, refreshments and live music as well as other activities.
05/14/2014 - SandCastleDevelopers In Town Hall Meeting
We were at the Brick Town Hall meeting where the EPA and Governor Cristie talked about the importance of helping all towns that was affected by one of the biggest storm of the century "Sandy". There we got to meet several EPA groups and others. We did this throughout the whole summer.
05/02/2014 - SandCastleDevelopers Created Two Other Composite Pilings Posters
We created two other posters for the "YANAs Fundraiser & Community Fair" in Rockaway, NY approaching fast. Plus, for the "Build Expo USA - The Building and Construction Tradeshow" on 06/03/2014.
04/08/2014 - SandCastleDevelopers Composite Pilings Posters
We created these two posters to get ready for the "YANAs Fundraiser & Community Fair" in Rockaway, NY which is approaching very soon on 06/03/2014 and for the "Build Expo USA - The Building and Construction Tradeshow" on 06/03/2014.
03/30/2014 - SandCastleDevelopers Materials/Tools Track DB System
SandCastleDevelopers finaly created the "Materials/Tools Track Database System" to keep track of all our tools. This system was also created with ASP,JS,HTML,CSS and using Microsoft Access as the database. This system was imported to two labtop.
03/02/2014 - SandCastleDevelopers Sat Down with the YANA Group in Rockaway
We sat down with the CEO of YANA Group to discuss the Sustainability Technology that we were offering.
02/14/2014 - SandCastleDevelopers Flyers
SandCastleDevelopers finaly created and printed our promotional flyers. Created by our Web Developer. This flyer will be distributed throughout New Jersey.