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Grade Beams

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Kuebler Concrete

 

Excavation

Kuebler Truck

 

Clearing the site so that excavation for the steel and concrete grade beams can begin:

Site Preparation

 

Excavation for the new foundation unearthed the remains of old brick foundations probably belonging to the garages that previously occupied the lot. These foundation walls were 13 inches thick and there were brick floors:

Excavation

Historical Architecture

 

Removing the rubble produced by the excavation, including bricks and timbers from the old previous foundation:

Rubble

 

Hauling off the "spoils" (excavated materials):

Hauling

 

Adding gravel bed to seat grade beams:

Adding Gravel

 

Removing excess pile tops:

Removing Excess Pile Tops

 

Digging trenches for grade beams:

Digging Trenches

 

Form materials delivered to site:

Form Materials Delivered

 

South-side trench completed:

South-side Trench Completed

 

South Trench

 

Pumping out the rain water:

Pumping Water

 

Pumping Water

 

Trenching nearly done:

Tre3nching Nearly Done

 

Forms

Setting forms for the grade beams:

Form Setting

 

Full crew:

Full Crew

 

Alignment lines:

Alignment Lines

 

Form work continues:

Form Work Continues

 

Form detail (like building a maze):

Form Detail

 

Forming nearly complete:

Forms Nearly Complete

 

Turret foundation form in place:

Turret Form

 

Putting in the last of the gravel:

Last of the Gravel

 

Steel

First steel delivered. There will be approximately 15 tons of steel:

First Steel Delivered

 

Unloading more steel (the backbones of the grade beams):

Unloading Steel

 

Cages of tied steel rebar waiting to go into the hole:

Steel Waiting

 

Steel placed in the hole. Looks strong:

Steel in Hole

 

Worker cuts length of rebar with steel work nearly complete:

Cutting Steel

 

Turret steel:

Turret Steel

 

Steel in place and approved by the structural engineers:

Steel in Place

 

Concrete Pour

A sunny day with three concrete trucks at site. There will be about 72 cubic yards of concrete:

Concrete Trucks

 

Pouring concrete:

Pouring Concrete

 

Pouring

 

Pouring in turret area:

Pouring in Turret Area

 

Pumping concrete into tight spots:

Pumping Concrete

 

Finishing touches, trowel work:

Trowel Work

 

Concrete grade beams poured:

Pour Complete

 

Concrete samples waiting to be tested:

Concrete Samples

 

Stripping Forms

Pulling up stakes:

Form Removal

 

Form removed around turret:

Form Removed Around Turret

 

Handy with the scoop!

The "Kubot" at work lifting out a form section:

Kubot

 

Filling

Excavating for the crawl space slab:

Excavating and Filling

 

Fill around grade beams:

Fill

 

Finishing up fill:

Finishing Fill

 

Vertical Rebars

Installing remaining vertical rebars as masons begin work:

Vertical Rebar

 

Measuring for additional vertical rebars to be epoxied in:

Measureing for Rebars

 

Drilling holes for vertical rebars:

Drilling Holes for Rebar

 

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