SWLA man offers alternate material for President Trump’s border wall

Updated: Jan. 28, 2019 at 6:01 PM CST
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - One local inventor is looking to change the way Americans think about concrete. He has been working on an alternate product more than 20 years and the goal was simple:

“To provide a better product. I realized there were some issues with products in the market. They are hard to install too. They just don’t make sense for the consumer,” founder Joshua McGuire said.

With the help of his father, McGuire developed a product he says is unlike any other concrete on the market. One that can withstand natural elements, bullets, explosives, termites and more.

“The ability to flex, absorb fire, absorb wind and impact, and things that, number one, give us a better product to live in and a more stable environment internally,” McGuire said.

After the longest government shutdown in history over funding for President Trump’s border wall, McGuire says he is willing to donate his product to President Trump.

“From what we can see, we can cut the budget of the wall by over 50 percent,” McGuire said.

With it, the wall becomes more durable than traditional concrete, because McGuire’s product uses 60 percent recycled wood waste.

“We remove the need for steel and we can engineer our product to do a multitude of things from if you want it so hard that you can’t drive a steak or anything into it at all,” McGuire said.

He has reached out to state representatives, senators, and even The White House to show them the product. He received work from Louisiana state representative Clay Higgins office that he will be reviewing the documents.

“We have the ability to do a lot of things. We are not saying we are better, we are simply saying we are another alternative,” McGuire said.

McGuire says with his product, we not only improve the way the world builds, but become eco-friendly as well and has the ability to last 50 years past regular concrete.

“All we say is, ‘okay, we are gonna give up some of this really high strength, super brittle nature and we are gonna exchange that with some ability to absorb energy.’ We are gonna exchange that for some environmental attributes,” McGuire said.

The fully patented creation brings together old and new ideas.=:

“Merge industrial age practices with technological age data sets and dictate these products for the consumer, and at a lower price,” McGuire said.

McGuire hopes to speak with government officials before additional resources are wasted.

McGuire says their product will be available in local stores in less than three months. They will sell both concrete mix and full stones. For more information, visit the Builderscrete/Coolstone website.

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