The five-person team from Statewide Roofing left our job site at 4:30 pm, after completing the white membrane on the upper-, mid- and lower flat roofs.
Manny, from MWB Pools, arrived on site today and worked with Izzy, the master trencher, on installing the 6-inch pipe that will take our overflow water when our underground cistern is full, to the storm drain on Winchester Boulevard.
The only problem was that the inspector, Steve Souza, from the Town of Los Gatos wasn’t available to inspect the connection to the back of the storm drain. Steve will inspect our connection between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon tomorrow. When we pass this inspection, we can backfill the open trench on Winchester.
Completing Our ‘Cool Roof’
The five-person team from Statewide Roofing are impressive. First, they know exactly what they are doing and can move quickly and efficiently. Second, they are always smiling and having fun together. That really helps with a team spirit, and is somewhat infectious. Finally, you can see that they all take pride in their work and are always focused on doing a good job.
Installing the 6-Inch Drains to Winchester Boulevard
One of the last components of our water catchment system is to provide the overflow from our 3,677 gallon underground cistern to the storm drain on Winchester Boulevard. This overflow is to be a 6-inch pipe, going from the cistern to the storm drain.
On Friday, Izzy dug the trench to the storm drain and today Manny and Izzy put the pipe in. To do so, they have to make a hole in the concrete into the back of the storm drain, which they did.
The Town of Los Gatos asked us to drill holes in the back of the storm drain and epoxy #3 reinforcing steel (rebar) into the holes. Then, we will pour concrete into the connection such that the 6-inch pipe is encased in concrete going into the storm drain. No problem.
We were ready for an inspection before noon today, which we called. It took until the end of the day before we were advised that the inspection would be between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon tomorrow (Tuesday).
We’re ready …