9th Step – Accept Delivery of Your Dome Kit. The Kit Buyer and American Ingenuity agree upon the month the dome kit will be shipped. To receive the entire dome building kit discount, Ai determines the week and day of shipment in the agreed upon delivery month. Buyer is given 6-8 week’s’ notice of the kit shipment date.
Your foundation does not need to be installed to accept delivery of your kit. It is quite normal that foundations do not get installed when planned due to weather conditions, etc. Your dome kit can be stored outside for 2-3 months in nonfreezing weather waiting for your foundation installation (some boxes and items should be stored indoors.) If more months of outside storage is needed, spray another layer of latex paint on the EPS edges.
Ai has a detailed truck unloading document which describe the kit unloading process.
The dome kit can be stored outside (in nonfreezing months) for the following reasons:
- The steel reinforced concrete, noncombustible Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) insulation & drywall are not harmed by rain.
- American Ingenuity paints the EPS edges that extend out of the steel reinforced concrete with latex paint. The paint prevents UV light from harming the EPS.
- The special 1/2″ Georgia Pacific DensArmor drywall on the interior of the dome panel is not conventional gypsum. When conventional gypsum gets wet, the gypsum crumbles & the paper face is a food source for mold growth. This special DensArmor drywall contains fiberglass face with special gypsum which allows it to be moisture resistant and mold resistant as there is no food source for mold growth. Even if the drywall gets wet and is then allowed to dry out, per the manufacturer, the DensArmor goes back to its original consistency.