‘No leaks, I promise’ said Bill Brown. Waterproofing Penetrations of the Membrane Bill Brown’s team prides themselves on doing excellent work. Excellent work includes taking care of all of the details. When there is ground water and 500 psf of hydrostatic pressure, detail matters. The reinforcing steel is held at least two inches away from […]
We put in a ramp to get to the ladder to go into the excavation. This ramp will receive lots of use until the exterior concrete steps are poured and protected.
It was a lot of work and was completed by 4:00 pm Pacific. And the shotcrete core samples were delivered to HP Inspections by 5:15 pm. Concrete Core Samples from the Shotcrete Test Panel We completed the shotcrete test panel on Wednesday, March 18 so now we had to deliver the three shotcrete core samples […]
The East Mechanical room will be congested. Yes, making it look simple will be complex and difficult. East Mechanical Room Many of the systems in our house will be in the East Mechanical room. For example, we have the following: Power inverters for the solar panels on the roof. Breaker panel for east side of […]
It wasn’t easy. Problem We are putting a lower level under our existing structure so knowing where the four corners are should be easy, right? The existing structure is being supported by concrete columns holding a double I-beam, which the existing East and West walls are bolted to. These walls are anchored laterally to the […]
Bill Brown called Bryan just before noon and asked if he could be in Palo Alto to look at some concrete walls. ‘No problem – meet you there,’ said Bryan. Background 102 University Avenue is a mixed-use development that is pursuing LEED Platinum certification. The sign at the project site outlines the key features of […]