This chapter is about venturing outdoors with some ideas to help tie together
an entire project. We'll take a look at some interesting products that
can have multiple uses. That's where your creativity comes in. Take,
for example, C-LOC by Crane
Plastics. It's an engineered vinyl sheet piling originally designed
for use in creating bulkheads for water retention and erosion control.
But when I saw the product, I wondered why you couldn't use it as a
finish foundation material. Some products, such as vinyl fencing, can
add a dynamite look to a ho-hum fence. Best of all, they're maintenance-free
and extremely user-friendly. The invisible pavement products provide
ground support for an area so vehicles can drive over a grassy area
without damaging the grass.
There are a lot of interesting items throughout this chapter, so you
should have no trouble finding one or two to help complete your next
project. Don't limit yourself and your customers. Be creative and mix
products to design an award-winning project. You'll satisfy your current
customers, and bring in new ones. It's all up to you and your willingness
to use alternative materials.