Q: Why should I consider becoming a ZipFlat distributor?
At ZipFlat, we offer great distributor benefits and support. You will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to offer our unique building technology in your market. We provide comprehensive technical support both online and on the telephone (firstname.lastname@example.org) . We are partnered with global material suppliers so the availability for supply in your country is assured. ZipFlat offers a product so revolutionary that it opens the door to new revenue opportunities in many industries: military buildings, physical security, emergency housing, food storage, affordable housing, and many others.
Our unique, patent-pending product yields a force resistant, easy to deploy structure may be a good add-on product for your company.
Q: What makes ZipFlat the easiest building to deploy and build?
ZipFlat building kits fold flat for shipping and are easily flipped open and snapped together at the job site. Construction time is often reduced from the weeks or months it often takes for traditional construction to mere hours for a ZipFlat project. Once finished, a one-piece composite building has been created on the job site without the use of forms, jigging, or presses. Our proprietary mix-in-bag structural foam requires no dispense machine, mixers or mixing equipment of any kind. Just knead the bag for 30 seconds and drop it in the walls, repeat, and you have built a composite building…or a “ZipFlat”. The foam expands and hardens in 10 minutes to 80% strength, with full cure in only 24 hours.
Q: Do I Need to use foam in the walls? What about using local materials?
ZipFlat panels can be alternatively filled with local materials like rubble, earth, cement, grass, or other stuffing. ZipFlat’s structural foam can be poured atop of large pieces of rock or rubble to adhere them together into a solid internal wall filling. The walls are initially open so the inclusion of conduit, plumbing, and/or stud/columns is easy.
Q: Are ZipFlat structures force resistant?
ZipFlat is pound for pound the most force resistant structure ever created because ZipFlat structures can be built with almost no fragment-able materials such as cement, wood, brick, or metal plates. ZipFlat structures are comprised of urethane foam, corrugated plastics and internal steel wire. In bench tests we have loaded a six foot span of a 4” thick by 20” panel with over 400 pounds without failure.
Q: Are ZipFlat structures well insulated?
Yes, ZipFlat buildings are highly insulated with a R-25 insulation factor. ZipFlats are great for fast deploy food refrigeration and storage, as well as climate controlled rooms for computer servers.
Q: How does the roof stay on?
ZipFlat can withstand hurricane-force winds. This is accomplished by connecting the entire structure, from the roof to the foundation, to ground anchors. These ground anchors are essentially 48” long steel auger shafts that are hand screwed into the ground.
In sand, the worst possible soil for anchoring, ZipFlat’s ground anchoring system resists 12 tons of lifting force (each anchor holds 6,000 pounds). Strapping that starts at the roof, goes down through the walls, and attaches to the anchors ties the entire ZipFlat deep into the ground. Although additional anchors and straps can be easily added, the standard ZipFlat building is anchored with the strength 24,000 pounds.
Q: Is ZipFlat ventilated?
ZipFlat is a flexible building system. Vents, windows, and doors are easily incorporated. The standard ZipFlat building has two 4” x 12” vents at the top of the front wall. These can be simply opened or closed with the slide of a switch. The standard ZipFlat kit has one door and one 2’ x 2’ sliding window with screen, for additional ventilation.