Utilities
Day 57

Day 57

The drain pipe for the low-point in the theater was placed in the trench that was laid yesterday and the trench was back-filled. The slope on the north east side of the theater (top right of video) was corrected and the driveway slope (top left) was made usable. After lunch, the electric company finally showed...
Day 46

Day 46

The phone and cable companies showed up today, as promised, to complete the relocation of phone and cable service, for the two neighbors to the west, to the new underground conduits. It is really nice to see only electric power lines remaining on that pole… which are still scheduled to be relocated any day now!...
Day 41

Day 41

The trench that was made down the neighbor’s driveway, in order to underground their utilities, was finally patched today. It was really great of the neighbor’s to allow us to move their utilities, as I’m sure it was a headache for them. On the plus side, one of the neighbor’s took advantage of the open...
Day 36

Day 36

Today was pretty slow on our construction site, since most of my contractor’s crew was focused on the sidewalk and driveway next door. These needed to be re-poured because they were removed yesterday to allow them to finish the underground utility conduits. The only real on-site work was to increase the depth of the excavation...
Day 35

Day 35

An amazing amount of progress was made today! The lagging crew managed to finish almost all of the west wall (left side of video) leading up to the utility pole. In addition, 15 loads of dirt were taken off the site. Good progress is also being made on moving the neighbors’ utilities underground. The street...
Day 28

Day 28

Another day of excavation, with 28 truck loads leaving – bringing us to 97 loads of dirt that have been exported from the site… or about 1/3 of the way done. After today the excavation will be put on hold until the lagging is delivered, as we are at the 4ft maximum vertical cut that...
Day 22

Day 22

The last 6 perimeter piles were completed today, leaving us with just the 6 interior piles that keep the east side of the driveway slope from falling in to the basement. The site was prepared for the 6 interior piles and each pile was marked with a pin in the ground. The forecast calls for...
Day 20

Day 20

The shoring crew managed to get 12 beams drilled, dropped, and filled today … even with the pole still in the way. Speaking of the pole, we had a certified welder come out and build custom temporary bracing for the utility pole using a previously placed 35ft pile as an anchor. We want to make...
Day 19

Day 19

The crew seems to have adapted to the job site, as they managed to drill, drop, and fill 10 piles today. At this pace we will hopefully gain a few days on the schedule. It’s a shame the utility pole is still in the way, as that is really the last unknown. The neighbors have...
Shoring has started!

Shoring has started!

Work day 17 and the prep work is complete meaning the I-beams are finally going in the ground. Eight beams were placed today, although only 6 were filled with concrete (due to a slight miscalculation). The last two will be filled tomorrow along with ten new beams. Overall, the process is pretty interesting to watch:...
Day 13

Day 13

More preparations for the drill rig today, mostly on the east side of the property (right side of the video), although some work was done on the west side where portions of the hedge on the north-west corner of the property (top left of video) were removed to make way for two pylons. The neighbor’s...