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Silca System: Backyard Sleight of Hand

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The ability to adapt is perhaps the most underrated attribute one can have. Often it is not the fastest, nor the strongest, that ultimately find success; it is the innovators, those who are able to reason their way around a noticeable disadvantage then end up championing the day. Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is built upon this very principal; likewise for the likes of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Benjamin Franklin. You see for these men, the status quo was simply not good enough. There had to be a way to do things better, to connect science and society at a common pace, to live in the present while building for the future. These titans of technology made it their mission to bring the world to their innovations before it even knew it was ready for them (seriously, who thought they needed a tablet before Apple invented one??). Adaptation is the key for survival after all, not only in technological terms but with our very existence. This idea spreads into seemingly every facet of our lives, and the world of outdoor living is no different. Everybody is always on the lookout for the next big trend, no-maintenance product line or innovative design idea. And if you’re in the market for a backyard makeover, you can find all of the above in the revolutionary Silca System, offered exclusively at The Deck Store.

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So what exactly is the Silca System, and why is it being mentioned in the same article as Microsoft and Apple? While on the surface those comparisons seem lofty and unachievable, the innovative vision behind all three is actually quite common. Simply put, the SIlca System is a way to revitalize and rejuvenate your yard quickly (and cheaply), without any major renovation work. Manufactured from high-quality, recycled plastic, the Silca System is essentially an exoskeleton for your deck…helping you to change from wood to stone or brick surfacing with ease! The key is the hexagonally shaped foundation pieces, which help to evenly distribute weight and balance surface materials simultaneously. Once this framework is in place, you can quite literally start stacking the stone of your choice overtop and VIOLA! You have just transformed your deck from wood to stone in a matter of hours!

Right now you might be asking yourself: Why would I want to change my wood or composite decking into stone? And while the answers may be endless, the advantages of this switch may surprise you. Firstly, stone is typically only a material choice for surfaces on ground level, due to its weight and rather limited flexibility. Second, it is considered by many to be a “luxury item”, and is only available to the average consumer at great costs. And last (but certainly not least), design options are often limited by choosing stone as your surface material of choice. Now comes the fun part: the Silca System was actually designed, tested and produced to alleviate all of those concerns, and to change the impossible back into the possible! You can now build with stone surfacing on elevated frames, such as patios, balconies or rooftops. The relative low cost makes owning a Silca System easy and affordable on most budgets, helping to bridge the gap between a luxurious feel and modest overhead. And design options are literally limited only be your own imagination! You can now use pavers, travertine, stone and brick as the walking surface to literally every space imaginable: pool decks, bridges, walkways, gazebos, porches and many more!

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Want to learn more? Contact one of several design and sales specialists at The Deck Store today to get started. Because sometimes all your yard needs is a little sleight of hand.

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