Monthly Archives: November 2008

Swimming Pool Takes Shape (Gunite)

After the Thanksgiving holiday, Michael’s team was in place to put the gunite into the pool. This was quite an operation, with a large 850 cfm air compressor on a truck, towing a mixer and pump. Michael and Bryan reviewed the plans to ensure everything was in place and ready for gunite. The sand and […]

Beams Arrive and Collating Plans at City Hall

It is the day before Thanksgiving and two significant events are happening. First, the two steel beams are arriving so the existing east and west walls can be supported during the excavation of the basement.  It is critical to keep these walls in place safely, so people on the job site are safe.  The beams […]

Forming Haunches to Support Wall and Re-Shaping Pool

We have two activities going on in parallel – Bill Brown’s team is making the forms for the five concrete piers that will support the existing walls; and Michael Benison’s team is re-shaping the swimming pool. Concrete Forms The five piers that will support the I-beam that will, in turn, hold the existing walls in […]

Drilling the Final 5 Piers to Support Our Walls

Of the 25 concrete piers that are required, 5 of those piers will support steel beams that will, in return, support the existing walls of the house. All of the piers have been completed, except these final five piers. Until now, the rebar cages have been 30 ft long, now the rebar cages are 38 […]