Hi everyone, and happy new year, sorry its been a while, we’ve actually been pretty busy for this time of year. This job is one of the more sizable ones we’ve done lately. It was a couple of foundation walls, one for an addition, and one to close in the carport for use as a garage, for blackbird construction in North Vancouver.
We started this project with the house addition a month or so ago, in the back yard, fortunately the excavation was all done for us. Due to the narrow pathway down the side of the house they could only get back there with a 3 foot wide mini excavator, they must have been at it for quite a while. Anyways we spent the better part of three days building our forms which consisted of walls of three different heights, with an elaborate rebar cage built throughout. Unfortunately it was at this point that we had some issues with an engineer who wanted a couple things changed and weather, so it sat for a week or so waiting to get poured.
For the second part of the project they wanted to convert the existing car port into a closed in garage while also updating the deck above. We were brought in to form and pour the walls/footings, we built the footings out of 2×10 and assembled the wall out of 4′ rent a forms. The footings contain 2 lateral courses of rebar, with a further 3 courses through the walls. The whole thing was tied together with upright hooks every 18 inches. We poured the walls this past saturday with Pacific Concrete Pumping, so that they could sit for a couple days before stripping them.