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Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-27-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By Dan_Watson
Depends on depths and loads required. Sometimes...

Depends on depths and loads required. Sometimes we have to loosen up the rocky soil just to get through it and find better soil below.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-26-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By Dan_Watson
Usually. We have special piers for rocky soil, a...

Usually. We have special piers for rocky soil, a bigger machine, or a rock auger. We have been in Mercer, Middlesex, Essex, and Bergen recently and havent had issues. But it varies from site to site.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-26-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,694
Views: 84,025
Posted By Dan_Watson
I think this counts? New to us.

I think this counts? New to us.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-26-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By Dan_Watson
What do you mean by rocky? Gravel, basketballs,...

What do you mean by rocky? Gravel, basketballs, volvos? There are a lot of variables and we have ways of dealing with most of them.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-26-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By Dan_Watson
Best practice is helical piers :thumbup: ...

Best practice is helical piers :thumbup:

Definitely 6x6. No bolting beams to the sides of posts.

Where in PA are you?

The DCA 6 is a great source of info. Your local building department may...
Forum: Framing 11-24-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By Dan_Watson
That's why I had to look it up. I thought it was...

That's why I had to look it up. I thought it was a commercial building.
Forum: Framing 11-23-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By Dan_Watson
Did they tear down an existing house for this? ...

Did they tear down an existing house for this?

https://www.priceypads.com/el-milagro-19995000/

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Rancho-Santa-Fe/5425-Los-Mirlitos-92067/home/12442814
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Dan_Watson
Do all the different companies use proprietary...

Do all the different companies use proprietary machines and piles? No and Yes. As far as I know only TMP makes a proprietary machine. ALL of the rest let Joe Shmoe buy the posts and install with...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By Dan_Watson
We looked at having these spec's on a large...

We looked at having these spec's on a large project, something like 24 decks, 30 feet wide. It was cheaper and easier to turn the decking and framing than use them. I'm sure they have there place but...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 10-04-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Dan_Watson
Helical piers = no concrete.

Helical piers = no concrete.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 10-02-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By Dan_Watson
I wish I could sell mine, but no one wants it and...

I wish I could sell mine, but no one wants it and I would rather keep it then give it away.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-28-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,094
Posted By Dan_Watson
Drove by today. Definitely a lot of water damage...

Drove by today. Definitely a lot of water damage to the remaining structure.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-25-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By Dan_Watson
We share google calendars. Makes life a lot...

We share google calendars. Makes life a lot easier.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-24-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,375
Posted By Dan_Watson
I've never been told to pound sand. A simple OPRA...

I've never been told to pound sand. A simple OPRA request and it's all yours. Usually within a couple of days.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-23-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,375
Posted By Dan_Watson
Scaffolding, going into fall working around the...

Scaffolding, going into fall working around the pool won't affect the client. I would definitely consult an engineer or architect if anything structural needs to be address. Liability you don't want...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-23-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Dan_Watson
You rode right by my house. Kinda rude not to...

You rode right by my house. Kinda rude not to stop and say hi. :thumbup:
Forum: Carpentry 09-22-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Dan_Watson
Helical pier for the deck.

Helical pier for the deck.
Forum: Business 09-20-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,265
Posted By Dan_Watson
https://img.memecdn.com/pound-sand_o_4667397.webp

https://img.memecdn.com/pound-sand_o_4667397.webp
Forum: Specialty Trades Picture Post 09-17-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Dan_Watson
Finished up the pinch beam and back filled.

Finished up the pinch beam and back filled.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-17-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,094
Posted By Dan_Watson
A multi-unit building like that should be...

A multi-unit building like that should be designed to a minimum of 100 LL.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-17-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,094
Posted By Dan_Watson
Blamed - More than likely the builder and...

Blamed - More than likely the builder and construction officials. But nothing will ever come of it based on our experience with these problems.

The building department and officials that were...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-17-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,094
Posted By Dan_Watson
This property was remodeled sometime around 2004,...

This property was remodeled sometime around 2004, which us exactly when all of the shady dealings were happening. Decks, porches, and balconies built between 2002 and 2008 have be good for business...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-15-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,094
Posted By Dan_Watson
The deck boards appear to run perpendicular to...

The deck boards appear to run perpendicular to the house, the joists run parallel to the house.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 09-15-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Dan_Watson
We use these. ...

We use these.

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200693186_200693186?cm_mmc=Housefile-_-SHIPPED-_-1206-_-CONF
Forum: Specialty Trades Picture Post 09-13-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Dan_Watson
3" schedule 80 posts. They are temporary as...

3" schedule 80 posts.

They are temporary as far as use, but they are staying in the ground. If everything goes as planned, the wall that is under ground is already back filled and will never be...
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