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post #766 of 838 (permalink) Old 05-31-2019, 03:47 PM
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I doubt that very much.
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Made my day to hear the contractor has started and an inspector is keeping a close eye on it this time.
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Let's see some pictures of good news...last pictures I remember seeing were of the disaster the prior dirtbag contractor left for you to deal with.
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These days it seems they don't do that anymore. They just pour what they want and after it's cured somebody comes back with a concrete saw and cuts slots in it. I can't say I get that either but that's what they all do.
They usually come back in a day or 2 to cut the 2" + or - deep slots in the slab. I thought it was hokey when that became standard practice a dozen years ago. If I think about it I'd rather drag a floor jack or engine crane across a 1/8" saw cut than a 1/2 tapered expansion joint.
Maybe they are being cheap labor wise? In this case it's not a bad thing.

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I have to figure out how to post pic's again.

I just checked the cement and it is setting up hard. It looks like it has a good amount of stone aggregate. Man, it is in there deep, over 5 feet deep. It is ugly, but it doesn't have to be smooth and pretty.
Since this is the 3rd time the area has been disturbed it obviously looks like a bomb went off in the back yard. The original trench, then the tear out, and now this. The sides of the trenches were not stable. So the trench had to be wider and the footer is wide in some areas. That is o.k. though, it does not have to be pretty. It has to meet or exceed building code. It is 120% up to code. All it has to be is a flat and level surface to build a cement block wall upon.

Another reason to install the vertical rebar later. Is because the trench walls are unstable and will most likely collapse in more. Water will get in the trench. It won't hurt the footing. It will be a lot easier to dig out any collapsed dirt, and pump out any water without rebar sticking up and in the way.
The city inspected the heck out of it. I have been told everything is good with the inspector it has passed this first stage.

Once they did dig down to virgin ground. The ground was tested and rated at over 3500 psi. This is far better than needed, and was beyond what everyone expected.

The new contractor will be using a lot more block, and used a lot more concrete because the first contractor did such a bad job.
The new contractor is now going to charge the idiots even more money. LOL.

They will be back on Tuesday to start building the walls.
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Probably the best thing you have going for you right now is the fact that the city wants you happy! Score one for the bureaucracy!
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Probably the best thing you have going for you right now is the fact that the city wants you happy! Score one for the bureaucracy!
What makes you think that? An inspector is there to make sure it's up to code. Not to insure someone's happiness (albeit that could result in the same thing). And does the bureaucracy (that by your statement is the "city") even know this is going on outside of a permit being pulled for said job?

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What makes you think that? An inspector is there to make sure it's up to code. Not to insure someone's happiness (albeit that could result in the same thing). And does the bureaucracy (that by your statement is the "city") even know this is going on outside of a permit being pulled for said job?

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As someone in the trades for almost 40 years it boggles my mind that offense could be taken to my comment that possibly the city would want to be sure the OP was a happy camper this time around given his previous misfortunes.

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As someone in the trades for almost 40 years it boggles my mind that offense could be taken to my comment that possibly the city would want to be sure the OP was a happy camper this time around given his previous misfortunes.
No one (or at least I) didn't take offense to your comment.

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No one (or at least I) didn't take offense to your comment.

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Hum? Anyway, I hope 1969sag finally gets the garage he has fought for!

I think we should a least take up a collection for party lights or something when it's done.
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No one (or at least I) didn't take offense to your comment.

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Hum? Anyway, I hope 1969sag finally gets the garage he has fought for!

I think we should a least take up a collection for party lights or something when it's done.
Should read, No one (or at least I didn't) took offense to your comment.

I'll buy a light for the garage...

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Should read, No one (or at least I didn't) took offense to your comment.

I'll buy a light for the garage...

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I'm all about the party lights!
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I will try to upload pic's.
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Got it!
Pic's of concrete in a trench coming.

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There was water and some cave in from thunderstorms yesterday. That was to be expected, and it didn't hurt anything. Just made a mess.
They will be back Tuesday. He came and got his excavator today and we spoke. He said not to worry about the water, he would have to deal with it on Tuesday and it wasn't a big deal.
Well I had the day off today. After I mowed the lawns. I played in the mud and pumped out all the water.
We should have 3 days without rain, so it should be dryer when he starts on Tuesday.

It looks like a mess. Again, it is just a footer that is level. It had the crap inspected out of it by a Soil expert and the city building inspector.
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