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Re: Dave’s house
« Reply #100 on: May 25, 2018, 05:20:13 PM »
How about some progress



Then they framed my bathroom with out a door into it
I guess I?ll just have to order a 13 inch door to fit in between the studs


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« Reply #101 on: May 25, 2018, 05:21:59 PM »
Also picked up a garbage can I plan on chaining to a wall in hopes these guys use it.    meanwhile I have one tumbler on site with water and a cooler in my pickup I keep cold.     Yet the soda cans are everywhere and the mess is going to kill me

The company owner is coming out Monday to work on some details


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« Reply #102 on: May 31, 2018, 06:59:20 PM »
Well some more weeks progress





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« Reply #103 on: June 01, 2018, 02:41:27 AM »
Good progress. Brings back memories of my garage!
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« Reply #104 on: June 01, 2018, 09:27:55 AM »
Moving right along!
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« Reply #105 on: June 01, 2018, 10:59:34 AM »
It looks to be coming along very nicely!
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« Reply #106 on: June 01, 2018, 11:16:49 AM »
This might help you with the bathroom issue:

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« Reply #107 on: June 01, 2018, 11:08:04 PM »
Good heavens Ken that made me and the wife laugh for what might be the first time since I started the house.    It?s been so freaking stressful. 


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« Reply #108 on: June 02, 2018, 01:35:36 AM »
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« Reply #109 on: June 02, 2018, 07:16:53 AM »
Dave, Is it really work when you have that view?
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« Reply #110 on: June 02, 2018, 08:15:41 AM »
That view is usually not got my focus.   It?s making sure walls are square, windows aren?t pushed all the way to the top of the walls and things are braced properly.   But yes the morning when I get their I do take in my view with each photo and sun rise


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« Reply #111 on: June 04, 2018, 10:22:12 AM »
It will all be worth it in the end.  Stay after it!
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« Reply #112 on: June 04, 2018, 01:47:14 PM »
are you staying in slc or did you move out to ogden area?
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« Reply #113 on: June 04, 2018, 03:24:56 PM »
We moved up to my moms place in south Ogden. 


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« Reply #114 on: June 04, 2018, 04:33:04 PM »
Another note on that bathroom issue -- whats with the wall with the pipe looking like its half an inch past the edge of the sill?

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« Reply #115 on: June 04, 2018, 06:15:48 PM »


If this is the pipe your referring to?    Yeah plumber guy messed up, the wall will need to be moved or furred out to give some room.   There is another drain pipe he put in the middle of a door way just to the left out of the photo


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« Reply #116 on: June 04, 2018, 06:17:37 PM »
Right here is the door way to the north east bedroom


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« Reply #117 on: June 04, 2018, 06:19:59 PM »
Depending on the plumber he will have to jack hammer up the Crete and move the pipe.   As for the half inch wall I could also just add a metal plate so no nails can damage the pipe but to move the wall a half inch isn?t much work nor is building it out a inch into the closet yet to be built.   

I left the job early today to work on homework.  Yes falling behind.   So I will go get the job trailer tonight and see how much work got finished with out either me or the other a a guy there. 


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« Reply #118 on: June 05, 2018, 11:01:35 AM »
We had to fur out an exterior wall 3/4" on my brother's place for the same reason. He wasn't happy.
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« Reply #119 on: June 05, 2018, 11:14:02 AM »
Looks right on the edge, he may be OK.

Have a small issue like that on mine, but just the framing vs the wall.

Looking good though!
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« Reply #120 on: June 05, 2018, 02:13:29 PM »
More progress today.   Momma is getting excited, ordered my crane for the trusses on Friday



Should finish our last exterior wall than move to standing garage walls.


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« Reply #121 on: June 05, 2018, 03:15:41 PM »
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« Reply #122 on: June 05, 2018, 06:04:27 PM »
If that is the garage in the second pic you need a lift!! What is that, almost 15ft?
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« Reply #123 on: June 05, 2018, 06:44:57 PM »
Yes that is my garage. We are just a hair below 15 feet to keep from the required 12 inch centers and or engineered studs.

Just built out my garage door height at 12 foot tall and 8 for mommas single door. 

The exterior walls are completely finished tomorrow we set garage beams and interior walls.   

Used my leaf blower to clean out the inside of the house. Man did that work great,

Dug our footings for my back porch, patio, upper deck stair way and bandsmen stairs coming out of the basement.

Ordered my low E, argon filled windows today for the house.   

More photos tomorrow need to clean up for three hours of class tonight


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« Reply #124 on: June 05, 2018, 07:19:42 PM »
What?s the reason for the 12? door?
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« Reply #125 on: June 05, 2018, 07:32:40 PM »
Why not?


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« Reply #126 on: June 05, 2018, 08:07:31 PM »
My logic,

1st Brick, stucco, hardy board are all double the cost per foot as garage door.

2nd, the door is large enough I can put a RV or a large camper fifth wheel in the door.  Or my future plan is the converted enclosed trailer that will have a AC unit mounted to the top


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« Reply #127 on: June 05, 2018, 09:37:33 PM »
I just wondered, I had a shop with 10 foot doors & one with 12 foot. I personally prefer the 10 foot, I have no fifth wheel nor do plan on buying one.

If I ever build again the wife?s side will be 8 foot x 16 foot and mine will be 10 foot square. My side would be double deep versus hers though, this is just my preference after having several places with different setups.
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« Reply #128 on: June 05, 2018, 10:29:02 PM »
Wish I had a 12ft. door and ceiling in one stall. I would put a new boat in it.

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« Reply #129 on: June 05, 2018, 10:54:59 PM »
I need a phone call for situational advice from someone with more years than I.     I am in a tight spot as far as my concrete and my new house and being employed by my contractor.   

Who wants the challenge?


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« Reply #130 on: June 05, 2018, 11:34:21 PM »
Wish I could help, I did stay at a Holiday Inn once, maybe twice.
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« Reply #131 on: June 06, 2018, 12:06:05 AM »
 Yeah tied at the moment


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« Reply #132 on: June 06, 2018, 11:52:58 AM »
Wish I could help, but it looks like you're needing a pro.


One issue with a 12' door is that a lot of 5ers are over 12.'.
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« Reply #133 on: June 06, 2018, 12:17:03 PM »
I agree with Ken on the professional advice part. We?re not lawyers and I hate hiring them but I?ve had two that we?re great for business dealings each with their own focus. I?m sure one of several guys here could give you their opinion or take on it and how they might handle the situation if that?s what you?re needing? However, sometimes it?s a good idea to pay for professional advice too.
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« Reply #134 on: June 06, 2018, 05:05:19 PM »
Can you provide more specifics on the situation??


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« Reply #135 on: June 06, 2018, 05:21:21 PM »
I?ll see what I can type up


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« Reply #136 on: June 06, 2018, 05:40:36 PM »
Issue: cracks in my new concrete.



This is in the very front of my garage and inside he house basement there are many many more.


I told both my concrete guy and my contractor/boss I am staining my concrete and we need to do what ever so that it will have the least chance to crack as possible.

The concrete has been down for 39 days and this crack showed up in week one.

While I am confident I can cover or hide this crack I don?t feel I should have to.     It simply should not have cracked.   It has had no weight on it. Plenty of anchor points to the foundation walls.    The compaction under the slab was well done


My concrete guy says ? four promises with concrete... grey, hard, cracks, won?t get stollen.....? while this is funny for someone else I don?t think it is either correct or accurate.

Second phase:
There is a second house we have cracks in the garage and the basement floor.   The supplier/salesman came and looked passed the buck onto my mud guy saying it?s his fault for not finishing it fast enough because of the wind or something,  my assumed real thought is that he is still pissed I went way way way over his head to get a much better deal on my and my bosses personal homes ( I grew up with one of the VP?s of this concrete company) I called him and pretty much drove a buss right over the salesman?s head in front of his boss.    Warranted? Was he a total prick before all this ? Yes and yes.   

So I called my Vp friend and asked him about it.   He has shrugged me off also


Phase three:
My boss wants me to epoxy the other home floor that is cracked on the company dime.  But no one has mentioned anything about comping me for my concrete and epoxy floor. 

Tight spot because the boss is my boss, the amount of $ I have been saved on upgrades have been good (undocumented) because of my contacts and because I am an employee also.   

I don?t know how to approach this with my boss? Or confront one of the two contractors we hired to do the job
I paid for new concrete not new cracks in new concrete and why am I having to fix others peoples mess?


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« Reply #137 on: June 06, 2018, 06:04:32 PM »
Sure, concrete cracks but 5 weeks after pouring?  That looks pushed down on the corner, but I am no expert.

Is that a load bearing corner? Can you put a straight edge on there to see if the corner dropped?

Looks awful rough even for a garage floor.
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« Reply #138 on: June 06, 2018, 06:22:31 PM »
My educated concrete experience guess, the Crete was wet (guessing really wet) when poured. So couple questions I would ask of the concrete co,

1) did they do a slump test & what was it?

2) how many bag mix was used to make this Crete?

The bag mix = strength & the slump tells you how wet it was when poured. Both can cause structural deficiencies in the job.
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« Reply #139 on: June 06, 2018, 10:19:01 PM »
It does indeed looked dropped JR,

As for the slump test I am almost positive they did nothing of the sort. 




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« Reply #140 on: June 06, 2018, 10:31:24 PM »
My opinion worth every cent you are paying for. 

One : unless it?s structural and you can prove it you aren?t likely to get any action

Two: Your foundation plans are usually stamped by an engineer because there is usually a 10 year warranty on foundations and if the workmanship is good and it fails it?s on warranty company/the engineer

Three:  I would either find the engineer on the foundation drawing or hire a reputable foundation engineer ( with a stamp) and have them come provide an expert written opinion. You will know what to do after that. Deal in facts not emotion, be cool and if it?s just cosmetic then suck it up and keep going with the comfort of knowing you had it inspected by a professional.  If it?s structural then you present the facts to the boss, who should be holding the subs accountable and make them make it right according to the remedy suggested by the engineer.  Failing that, it?s time to hire a lawyer. Getting stuck with 30 years of house notes on a failing foundation is worse than alienating your boss and having to find another job

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« Reply #141 on: June 06, 2018, 11:19:55 PM »
Dave, did the foundation move or just the flat work crack? I would think, being the water table is so high you do need to get the cracks sealed up good or fight water on the floors forever. If there is a structural problem, hope the contractors have bonding and insurance covering their work. Like Charles said, it doesn't matter if the lead contractor is your boss or the subs are friends, the work needs to be up to par. Sorry you are kind of between the rock and the hard place, hope it all works out.
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« Reply #142 on: June 06, 2018, 11:33:08 PM »
Today we got the garage walls hammered out



Framed in the back porch so we can have it all concrete



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« Reply #143 on: June 07, 2018, 12:17:21 AM »
I think I would be just as upset over the finish (no offense, but it looks pretty bad from the pic). My brother forced his concrete guy to rent a grinder/finisher to flatten his slab out. It was horrible. They also had to epoxy inject a crack from one side to the other.

Charles is right, only an engineer can make that call. Slabs always crack, since they're not saw cut, and since it has stem walls, it had to have cracked under it's own weight. Was the base fill wet in that corner when they poured? Was it compacted enough (they put in a boat load of fill)? Hard to say, but it can be fixed.
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« Reply #144 on: June 07, 2018, 08:31:20 AM »
From what I can tell it is just the slab of concrete that is cracked the foundation is without cracks so far

I am pretty confident in the compaction.   
I?ll look into a engineer to come look at it. See what I can find


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« Reply #145 on: June 07, 2018, 09:47:28 AM »
I meant slab, not foundation

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« Reply #146 on: June 07, 2018, 11:24:07 AM »
One thing for sure. Find out now before you get a lot of weight on that corner.

All the slab foundations I have seen are deeper around the edges so that crack is suspicious. Maybe it wasn't reinforced right?

I mentioned the finish earlier, looks unfinished.
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« Reply #147 on: June 07, 2018, 02:59:34 PM »
Before you read this, here?s the caveat:  I am Air Force, I don?t do construction and have only worked with concrete a few times.

That being said, the finish looks like it was really wet and then got rained on. Just my two cents, that and a dollar fifty will get you a cheap burger.


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« Reply #148 on: June 07, 2018, 03:33:08 PM »
Pics not loading for anyone else?
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« Reply #149 on: June 07, 2018, 04:16:19 PM »
Pics not loading for anyone else?

They loaded earlier but not now for me either.
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