This week, we’ve moved ahead with concrete sidewalks, landscaping and wrought iron work. Entry doors, exterior lighting and fans are in place on the Veranda.
Other milestones include:
Before the concrete for the foundation walls and main building body can be poured, forms and rebar structures must be built. The rebar is to ensure structural support and increase strength of the concrete.
The Preserve Building is still getting pours for the foundation and main building body. This is now finished and we can move onto to other parts of the project cycle.
The concrete pours for the supports of the main building body is shown here as the overview of the building site
Now that the grading in the foundation area has been completed, the groundwork preparation for the foundation pours started last week.
Now that the reinforced concrete pours have begun, we can move onto the rest of the building slab this week.
Survey crews began the layout for the foundation. As shown in the photos above, the use of a soil nail wall was successful for the foundation wall near existing structures.
The service ramp for the building pad is shown above as Superintendent Mickey Moman views the survey crew’s foundation layout. The scale of the site work can be seen here.
After the foundation was laid out, the crews placed, compacted and tested the stone for the foundation. The compacted stone backfill will replace any unsuitable material in the foundation. This will ensure that the ground meets the specified bearing properties.
Excavation of the basement is nearing completion and should be wrapped up by this next week.
The parking lot structural fill is nearing completion after the recent storms in the area. This area will be completed in just a few days.
The survey engineers established bench marks for the floor area of the basement for excavation of the first floor. This will assist us in bringing everything up to grade.
The soil nail wall that was started last week is now completed. This will ensure that we are able to move forward with the grading and excavation work necessary for completion of the overall project.