Yeah, studs are hand placed. Not hard to put in, but you can outsource that job to the vendors sometimes. They have nothing better to do all day anyway, so they do studding for a small cost. Press-in pyramid and conical studs are cheap; long spikes with screw bases are expensive, like $1/each. That's a lot of money in terms of material cost. ...youve been looking into this i see. spiked out toj in the works?