Saturday, October 11, 2014

Garage Floor Replacement Pt.3

My slabs were poured on Thursday and sealed today, now I am told I need to wait a month before I can park on them.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Garage Floor Replacement Pt.2

This morning they are digging out along the footers to put in ECP push piers. There was a small crack in the stem wall near the window. This crack propagated through the bricks on the outside of the house. Normally they would dig from the outside and put in the push piers, because they were replacing the slabs they did this from the inside.

 Here's a shot of where the stem wall was cracked. Right next to it where the concrete is freshly chipped away is where one of the ECP push piers went in. In total they installed three of them along the wall. They will re-pour the slabs in two days.

I could not stay for the installation, but the piers are installed like the diagram below.

Here is a shot of the outside wall just below the window. I am no expert on this but I have never heard of bricks cracking in half. Every time I have seen this it was just cracks in the grout.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Garage Floor Replacement Pt.1

This summer has gone by fast, I think it was because it started out so slow. The weather was cold until mid to late June and now that its time for me to get some things done before winter sets in....

After nearly two years, I finally won the battle with my builder over my garage floor. They are going to replace the slabs in the double car side and install "Push Piers".

This weekend I had to move everything over into the single stall side, including emptying the Lista cabinets and moving them over two feet from the staircase wall.

Today they came in and broke up the slabs.

Thankfully I got the clutch replaced in the truck a few weeks ago, I still need to winterize it and replace the shocks though.