Laying the Foundation

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Once the footings were completed and had time to harden and cure; the construction team could begin to install masonry walls around he perimeter.

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Our construction manager and structural engineer are seen here inspecting and discusssing the footings and their preparation for the masonry walls.

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At the end of August the masonry walls are installed to support the slab that will be poured in the coming weeks. Our architectural and construction team are seen here inspecting the walls and footings in preparation for the slab.

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We’ve had some nosey neighbors across the street that have been curious about all of the noise and commotion from the new construction. Here they are voicing their opinion on the new construction to one of the contractors!

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Our construction manager, Jerry Walker, shows his displeasure over the incredible amount of rain we have had from August and into September. Jerry may have his hip waders on next week!! Water is standing on the footings below the masonry walls. This weather hasn’t been good for construction!

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In the distance work on the building continues while the employee parking lot is beginning to take shape with several loads of gravel.

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Masonry walls continue to go up around the perimeter of the building in preparation for the slab on grade.

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Early September, the electricians are beginning to run conduit for eletrical lines to be run under the building slab for electrical power to the building.

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Here the site contractor is mining good fill dirt to be used in other locations that are needed on site. This large hole will eventually get partially filled back in with a topsoil mixture and will be used as a bio-retention pond or bed for treatment and drainage of the stormwater runnoff from the parking lots and driveways.

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The masons begin the tough job of building the elevator pit and the shaft that will stand two stories high when completed!

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