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Old 10-09-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
 
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:30 AM   #2
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Wow, no cap block, and open cells
in the brick ledge?
That doesn't work back here.
Where are you anyway?

Sure is pretty, where ever it is.

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Still have to fill brick ledge and dont have to cap block here in Tenn only sill sealer.
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Beautiful view !!
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Is this like a centerfold for masons?...
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NO, just some pics of view we have at this job we are not the masons just pics of where we are getting ready to build on.
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Is this like a centerfold for masons?...


I think Disneyworld is like the ultimate Mason centerfold. I went there with my husband and all he did all week was look down and talk about concrete.

to the OP - nice place for a house!! I like it!
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I'd like to get that frame job!
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Gotta love that view...
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So this is the infamous 1" out of level block foundation eh?

Nice view bud! Enjoy those ones.

Post some progress pics as you go. I've never built off a block foundation before.
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So this is the infamous 1" out of level block foundation eh?

Nice view bud! Enjoy those ones.

Post some progress pics as you go. I've never built off a block foundation before.
Never? Wow, I prefer blocks to poured, seems the masons are a little better than the poured wall guys around here.
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wow! kinda looks like its on a golf course or something
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Is that foundation getting grouted?

It is a nice spot.
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Never? Wow, I prefer blocks to poured, seems the masons are a little better than the poured wall guys around here.
Never. All poured concrete. It has a bad reputation here in Maine because the frost line goes to 6' some years and blows out the block joints causing leaks. Not sure how true those statements are, it's just what has been said around here for decades.
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Never. All poured concrete. It has a bad reputation here in Maine because the frost line goes to 6' some years and blows out the block joints causing leaks. Not sure how true those statements are, it's just what has been said around here for decades.
Wouldn't be such a problem if
the damn Mainers put some heat
in their houses.
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Sure seems like a lot of dirt needs to be pushed around that foundation. Maybe they will knock down the uphill side to back fill. Does this house look too low?

I'm wondering if there is another retaining wall going in to the left of the garage. Got the tar up there and the brick ledge is up at head height. Has to be more wall, yes?

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Never? Wow, I prefer blocks to poured, seems the masons are a little better than the poured wall guys around here.
We only build off formed and poured walls. They are usually pretty good, unless I do them :-) We get them nice and square, but sometimes not so flat.
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Hey Gus, I'm working with straightline on this build. Good observations ... they are going to knock down the uphill side, and fill a little more on the downhill side. We're going to get some weight on that foundation first, pour the cores of those 12's, and then back fill. They'll have a retaining wall to the left of the garage.

I'll tell ya, that block mason was old school in everything he did. Worst foundation we've ever had to build off of, but we'll straighten it out.

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Sure seems like a lot of dirt needs to be pushed around that foundation. Maybe they will knock down the uphill side to back fill. Does this house look too low?

I'm wondering if there is another retaining wall going in to the left of the garage. Got the tar up there and the brick ledge is up at head height. Has to be more wall, yes?

Forgive me as I'm bored and need something to do.
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We only build off formed and poured walls. They are usually pretty good, unless I do them :-) We get them nice and square, but sometimes not so flat.
Tim, I'd like to form and pour a foundation just once to not have to rely on block masons to get it right. How long, on average, does it take your crew to form and pour for the size houses you've been building?
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......I'll tell ya, that block mason was old school in everything he did. Worst foundation we've ever had to build off of, but we'll straighten it out.
If he was old school,
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