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post #31 of 522 (permalink) Old 11-14-2009, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Well, just finished digging out the foundation another 4-6" by hand. Not terribly fun but not as bad as I thought. Also connected my 3' deep trench where I had to leave a 10' gap due to phone and cable lines. After all that I set up a security light in one of the trees to help protect the building materials. Gonna get one of those driveway chimes as well so it will alert me when someone crosses the driveway.

I'm tired, whiskey coke in hand. Tomorrow is footing forms.


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Darren, that looks killer! Wish I was doing that.

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Have hammer, will travel. Looks like a lot of fun.

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I have witnesses. Dust that hammer off. I'll be calling before you know it.

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Quote of the day "Footing form work sucks"

Easy but tedious and lots of digging to ensure level and for the different joggs in the foundation.

I'm tired. Red wine, then changed to Limoncello. Nothing like a drink or two to relax tired muscles and bones. I used to thrive on this kind of work. Outta shape!

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When doing my foot forms (or actually removing them), I put a screw through my kneecap. Don't rush...

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Got the footing form work and rebar done. I have a pre-pour inspection set up for Tuesday. Here are some pics of that and the trenches going back to the house.

Here is the South wall which will face the back of our house.



This is the West wall, the front of the shop facing the street.




This is the North wall which faces the back of our property




This is the East wall which is the back of the shop facing the side of our property.


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Getting dark out... here is the power, gas, water, communications trench.





Another shot of the utilities trench.




The same utilities trench looking towards the house from the same spot.



And finally a shot of the septic trench which continues around the house.


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Did you have to have a GeoTech test done? The reason I'm asking is, I'm pouring footings for a shop building at work and the city required it. They had me over-dig the ditch by 2 foot then bring it back up to footer elevation with import dirt, compact and then test for compaction. That's probably just because it's the city of Puyallup. We're on loose alluvial soil in the valley, I'm across form the Puyallup river.

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Nope, no soil test/inspection at all. Probably because it is not a habitable structure, just a garage/shop on an existing plot that has a dwelling that went through all those tests. They will check to see that I DIDN'T compact the soil or backfill. That would be cause to go through a geological review as they'd wonder what I was hiding. Basically the footing is to be poured on undisturbed soil. I dig to the footing depth and no further.


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Nope, no soil test/inspection at all. Probably because it is not a habitable structure, just a garage/shop on an existing plot that has a dwelling that went through all those tests. They will check to see that I DIDN'T compact the soil or backfill. That would be cause to go through a geological review as they'd wonder what I was hiding. Basically the footing is to be poured on undisturbed soil. I dig to the footing depth and no further.
Mine was the same, except I had a gravel base and moisture barrier.

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Mine was the same, except I had a gravel base and moisture barrier.
You are referring to the slab correct? I'll be doing the same there.

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Good progress Darren. Looking good.
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I'd guess Bob had to do more foundation work because his location is in Pierce county and he is right across from the Puyallup river. I'd bet his office and everything else down there is built on sediment.

How much of that have you done yourself? Did you build the forms? Bend the rebar and tie it in?

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You are referring to the slab correct? I'll be doing the same there.
I didn't do a separate pour/footings, I just did very large thicked edge footings with gravel, bar, barrier.

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I didn't do a separate pour/footings, I just did very large thicked edge footings with gravel, bar, barrier.
Ah, mono-pour. Did one of those for a neighbor. Can't beat it for time/money savings. With radiant floor heating it would have added too much time/planning so I went traditional.

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I'd guess Bob had to do more foundation work because his location is in Pierce county and he is right across from the Puyallup river. I'd bet his office and everything else down there is built on sediment.

How much of that have you done yourself? Did you build the forms? Bend the rebar and tie it in?

It looks good and if I had any free time, I would have stopped by already to check it out and help a bit.
Did it all myself with the help of a neighbor that owes me a favor or 20. Feel free to stop by any time you feel like it. Just give a call. I'm off all week working on the car and shop etc...

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Footing inspection lasted all of 60 seconds. Good to pour!

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Just finished the concrete work for the footing. All looks good. We had the concrete calculated to the knat's ass. Had to scrape up a little spillage to get all that we needed. Nice that we didn't have to dump 1/4 yard like I was expecting.

Pics to come.

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There's no turning back now! If you had of run short you could always make it up when you pour the walls. Footing pours are the hardest to calculate so hats of to you for being so close. Look forward to the pics. Wish I lived closer, I'd be there helping.

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Here are some pics.








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There's no turning back now! If you had of run short you could always make it up when you pour the walls. Footing pours are the hardest to calculate so hats of to you for being so close. Look forward to the pics. Wish I lived closer, I'd be there helping.

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If you lived closer you'd be welcome to help Actually you are welcome to help regardless but I know a commute like that would really suck Maybe you could make it down for the official Shop/Cobra party. I'll be throwing that this spring/early summer if all goes well.

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Nope! That came after while we watched it cure

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A few hours after the concrete placement it began to rain... off an on so I wasn't worried. I woke up the following morning at 5:00am to a huge downpour. I didn't know if it just started or had been that way all night. Tried to go back to sleep but I had visions of my vertical rebar laying on it's side and puddles of concrete sludge. Got up and headed out to the back 40 knowing it was fine but worried for the worst. Of course it was rock solid and cured perfectly. No worries.

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If I remember correctly, concrete cures better under water.

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If I remember correctly, concrete cures better under water.
You are correct. The main thing is when above water the concrete needs to have cured enough that the exposed area is hard enough to resist the pounding from the rain. After that it is all good, otherwise the rain turns the exposed area into a pitted/sandy mess.

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If you lived closer you'd be welcome to help Actually you are welcome to help regardless but I know a commute like that would really suck Maybe you could make it down for the official Shop/Cobra party. I'll be throwing that this spring/early summer if all goes well.
Darren, that should coincide well with the completion of my Co**a. It might just make a great road trip.

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