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Old 01-19-2019, 08:06 PM   #1
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With the weather turning finally and my work slowing down for the winter i was looking forward to getting some stuff off the honey-do list at home when the phone rang this morning .........

Anyone know How the hell am i supposed to safely shore this baby up?

The guy cant get either of his cars out so this cant wait! Supposed to be 14 degrees tomorrow. I am a bricklayer and we dont work in this crap!





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Old 01-19-2019, 08:13 PM   #2
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easy - take down all the veneer & rebuild another day
as for framing - looks like you could actually pull it back out far enough to support above & board up after removing garage doors

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Not my realm....but how long was it like that?
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Not my realm....but how long was it like that?


It was hit this morning by the plow


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It was hit this morning by the plow


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No insurance, it is for a GC that i do alot of work for, he has quite the snow plowing operation with 38 bobcats all over the place in the wintertime and they are all stored in a warehouse in the summer. One of his clowns hit it

He does alot of work for management companies that are in charge of townhouses and condo complexes.

He has has a few claims on his insurance already and is just paying me directly to avoid any more claims


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Like Tech said,take it down and wait for spring.
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gable wall, so that helps.

pull off all the loose sheet up to the major crack and nail on a couple of 2 by X to act as temp ledger until weather breaks.
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Tarp/Tent, big arse torpedo heaters. Heat for an hour before starting, heat the brick sand water and let em run dry after you're done. Do it right and you can sweat your nuts off all day.

Added cost, GC customer will wait till summer if you sell it right.
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Here is a good shot of the push.... its about 2 feet!

Fortunately there are two cars in the garage that did not get damaged however itís close so tomorrow the brick all come down so the garage door guy can dismantle the garage doors so the guy can at least get his cars out. I made the decision to tear the whole thing down from the top part to the bottom. Itís too much of a pain to try to shore it up, more work than its worth

For the night I at least got 1 post shore to help hold it up until we tear it down



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Holy crap how fast was he going with the plow?!?

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Holy crap how fast was he going with the plow?!?

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Bobcat.....

He told the boss he was backing up and couldnt see with the housing in the way at night but it looks to me that all the damage is right at the base like it was the bucket that pushed it


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In his defense houses are really hard to see.
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In his defense houses are really hard to see.


Yea especially when he was probably looking at his phone


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In his defense houses are really hard to see.
I heard you can't miss them....
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Holy crap how fast was he going with the plow?!?

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Don't have to be going fast to f^&K stuff up good with a skid-steer.
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Don't have to be going fast to f^&K stuff up good with a skid-steer.
That's a fact, I've snapped off more than my share of glulam posts back when I worked in my dad's feed mill.

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Old 04-25-2019, 04:59 PM   #18
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Well i was just about to brick this one back up and move on but the town put a stop work order on it for no permit.

The homeowner used this opportunity to push for a single overhead door instead of the two smaller doors but he had to jump through a lot of hoops because it is dealing with a homeowners association on top of who is going to pay for what.

I will agree thats a huge improvement though because I always hate piers in between garage doors.

As you can see Mission accomplish for the homeowner, he had to pay for the custom 17 foot door and the GC that plowed into the pier had to pay for the new header install....plus my cost for the brickwork

Now the GC also has to pay for a permit which has doubled because of the stop work order..




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Permit because changed the design rather then repairing damage? It will be easier to fix next with just one door.
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:08 PM   #20
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Yeah, I've never needed a permit for repair work. I've never worked in the Chicago area either.

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