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Old 05-01-2020, 01:26 PM
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Yeah, i plan to keep updating as things happen. I was surprised how deep they dug the footers but the city wanted an "engineered concrete plan". Guess that means "big deep ass footers" in layman's terms.

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Everybody needs space for their projects. Good on you.

I put up a metal Muller building back in '01-02 and ran into the same problem with the local P&Z. A simple wood or brick/block structure would not need the engineered foundation that a metal building requires due to uplift. The corners where the columns tie to the foundation had to be 3ft sq and 2ft deep to satisfy the uplift reaction.
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Old 05-01-2020, 10:12 PM
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Houston we have a slab!

I did have them move the overhead door close to the house and the entry door around the corner. Rather deal with trying to move equipment up a 4-6" step up than the near 24" on the alley side.
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Old 05-01-2020, 10:21 PM
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At least the weather forecast has chilled out a bit. We're only supposed to get up to 99° today. Estimates earlier in the week were 103°, and as high as 110°.

I enjoy watching a good concrete pour but somehow manage to get crap all over me just as much as the guys doing the actual work. I think if I ever have the opportunity to build a shop I'll just set up a camera and watch from inside
Yeah, was hot enough for sure. Had to run a line in an attic this afternoon. Made damn sure I only had to make one trip in that hot sum bitch.

I did put one of my security cameras in the window facing the backyard so I could check up on the happenings from time to time today. I like watching these guys pour cement but I hate doing it. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-01-2020, 10:49 PM
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Everybody needs space for their projects. Good on you.

I put up a metal Muller building back in '01-02 and ran into the same problem with the local P&Z. A simple wood or brick/block structure would not need the engineered foundation that a metal building requires due to uplift. The corners where the columns tie to the foundation had to be 3ft sq and 2ft deep to satisfy the uplift reaction.
Dads shop was a Muller and I was always impressed with the quality. I priced one with them but after two trips to city hall trying to get them to ok my plan, I punted. Plus since I hired one company to do everything, including dealing with the city permits, then it's their problem if something goes wrong or is out of spec.

Honestly, they were cheaper than it was going to be if I tried to do it myself and hire a cement guy, erection crew, and buy the materials.

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Old 05-01-2020, 11:01 PM
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Hope the pour goes well!

I find the steps from the slab to the ‘footing’ interesting. In Ontario with ‘engineered’ slabs, they had to be tapered from the lower depth up to the slab on a shallow angle. Basically no sharp corners to create stress points for cracks to start.
I was pretty surprised at how deep these footers were dug. I understand now why that slab costs what it does. My original bid just for the slab was $4600. I thought that was insane but after seeing everything that has to go into it, I'm thinking a bit differently. Lol

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Old 05-04-2020, 05:50 PM
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Anyone have any idea what this one lonely rebar is for?Click image for larger version

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Old 05-04-2020, 05:57 PM
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Depends on codes and the building, could it be to connect a ground?


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Old 05-05-2020, 08:20 AM
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Some town codes in addition to a driven rod require a ground to infloor rebar .
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I was wondering as well.
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It is called UFER grounding
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