Composite Glass Panels

Composite Concrete and Cast Iron Panels Vault Lights: The Beginning Invented in 1845 by Thaddeus Hyatt, vault lights were initially used on ship decks to provide light below without using hazardous open flame-producing instruments. These durable glass features were later mounted in concrete or cast iron panels and installed in city sidewalks to admit light…

Zero Lot Line Construction

Zero Lot Lines What is a Zero Lot Line House? A zero lot line house is a piece of residential property where the house comes up or very near to the edge of the property line. Zero lot lines typically contain one side yard, whereas traditional houses include two side yards – one on either…

Vault Light Restoration

Vault Light Restoration When walking along the streets of any major metropolitan city around the world, you may notice small glass “bumps” that are slightly raised above the sidewalk. In other cities, you might also notice some purple-hued glass squares that are flush with the concrete. These historic elements are known as vault lights, and…