We always got the surveyor to give us benchmarks on the sidewalks and alleys to locate property lines and setback references, then used a builders level to set up batter boards to locate piling markers. We always staked our own jobs. Once the poles were set, elevations were marked and the poles topped. We always had very specific heights defined for flood elevations and changes in platform heights.so you can get these things to move around a little?
thats another thing I figured would be a pain is getting decent parallels and squaring
Did that eat much more of labor then you thought . What's the flood height you built .festerized said:Just finished this frame a few weeks ago, I would highly recommend having the pile company cut, notch & install banding. I’ll dig up some pics on how we cut & notch the piles
What labor? I didn’t do the batter boards and banding on this project so no labor was lost, could I have done the banding to make a few extra bucks? Sure I could have but it’s not worth my time, there’s a process that must be followed, after banding the property must be resurveyed to check the set Backs and heights, all which take time. Not sure what the flood elevation is on this house nor do I care, if your raising 7’ to comply with the flood elevation is makes more sense to raise it another 2’ so you can utilize the spaceDid that eat much more of labor then you thought . What's the flood height you built .
You must be pretty local to me. I've seen some REAL bad pile jobs too along with some real nice ones. I agree that it's easier to have the pile company do them so they are on the hook to make it right.festerized said:Just finished this frame a few weeks ago, I would highly recommend having the pile company cut, notch & install banding. I’ll dig up some pics on how we cut & notch the piles