7. Concrete Part 1…

Who knew it takes many steps to get a new concrete foundation poured in two different sections of a house. Certainly not me.  We had to have the existing foundation removed in the lower corner of the house which is under the corner section of the 1st floor entry/laundry room.  Then we needed the new foundation poured for the garage/workshop space on the opposite side of the house.  This was done by Steve Neft Construction and crew.  Steve Neft oversees each part of the process and does much of the detail work himself to make sure that each step passed inspection and is done to his high standards.  This part of the work was done over 2 weeks starting around July 16th.

After the excavation crew (Jim Fereira excavation) did their work on July 15th, the excavation of the existing foundation was done by Steve’s crew.  This involved a man jack hammering & using a pick axe to get out part of the cement floor of the 1st floor entry/laundry area and all of the foundation in that corner.  This took tthree full work days and was completed on July 18th!  Before this demolition could start Larry, Elder and Bob had to put up shoring. They shored up inside the laundry room, the garage and outside under the deck.

On July 18th Steve Neft also cut out the doorways from the existing garage into the new garage area which the carpenters had already framed.

Two new door openings into new garage/workshop.

Two new door openings into new garage/workshop.

On July 23rd they put in the forms and the foundation framework for the new garage area.

The foundation pour on July 24th was the first of two cement pours we would need.

Existing foundation replaced in corner of house.

Existing foundation replaced in corner of house.

Additional bracing and bolts were placed in the new foundation at various places.

Additional bracing and bolts were placed in the new foundation at various places by the carpenters.

Garage/workshop foundation footings poured.

Garage/workshop foundation footings poured.

Each step of the way we also had to have Town of Truckee Inspectors sign off and Steve Miller, Engineer, sign off that the foundation work met the design requirements.

While all of this was going on:  new windows were going in all around the house, the roofing company came and tore off the old roof and the new electrical service and panel was installed.  It has been busy!  I’m trying to catch up these blog posts so I can be updating you in real time very soon.  Please have patience with me.  Thanks!

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