How does it work?
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to be home for the installation?
No, but we do like to coordinate with customers on the specific installation location. This is best done in person, but is easy to accomplish with a phone call and/or text messages.
My curb has cracks or is shorter than normal - Can I still get a blue tile address?
It depends. We cannot install accorss expansion joints or major cracks. It's important to keep the mosaic at least 4" from any major crack or expansion joint. Mosaics lengths can be estimated using 4-5" per character (10 character mosaic is between 40 and 50" long).
What do I need to provide on installation day?
1) Instructions on exactly where we need to install the mosaic.
How do you clean up afterwards?
We clean up the mess we make which is any consumables used by us and the peices of curb that we chip out. The dust and small particulates will be hosed down. We don't have the waste capacity to carry away all of the pre-existing gutter scum and build up often found in the streets when we arrive. This will be shoveled out of our way and left or put in a place of your chosing close to the installation location. We aren't street cleaners.
Can you remove the faded painted address number?
Yes, please mention it in the notes section of your booking so we can come prepared with paint remover. We use spray on premium stripper to remove the paint, and due to it's being extremely caustic, we keep a very limited amount in on hand. It can be found at most big box hardware stores.
Tell me about the tile format.
These are historically accurate reproductions of the 3/4" tiles use in the Houston City Streets to mark block numbers and addresses between early 1900's and the 50's. The font and format are based on the 3800+ remaining original mosaics left in Houston City Streets.