Flaming granite in order to create traction Baird Standish (04 Dec 2014 16:25 EST)
Re: Flaming granite in order to create traction Eric - DGG (04 Dec 2014 18:49 EST)

Re: Flaming granite in order to create traction Eric - DGG 04 Dec 2014 18:49 EST

   The Comcast Center half acre outdoor plaza is all flamed granite. I
know, I turbo-ed all of it a few years back.


Eric Lewis, Director, Field Operations
Lansdowne, PA 19050

On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 4:25 PM, Baird Standish <bstandish@facspecs.com> wrote:
> Hi.  I have been asked by an architect friend of mine to look into flaming
> his exterior granite walkway for the purposes of creating a less slippery
> surface.  I do not have any experience with this but he told me that he
> worked on a project in NY that involved using an acetylene torch to raise
> the grain on a piece of granite in order to reduce slippage.  Does anyone
> have experience with this and have any advice?  I did some online research
> and came up with a device called a jet stik sold by Granite City Tool for
> $2000+- that appears fill the bill, although it seems expensive for what is
> required.  My knee jerk response to a request like this is to grind the
> granite down, but my architect friend is somewhat particular (kind of goes
> with the territory).
> Thanks,
> Baird
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