Friday, March 27, 2009

Digging for Footings and Foundation

This week crews working for A.A. Will Corp were digging the ground in preparation for footing and foundation work. This work is being done at the future location of the building pavilion and stair tower.

The excavator, pictured below, digs down to the blue clay surface using a straight edge bucket. One foot of crushed stone is poured onto the clay to grade it out to a flat surface. Form work for the foundation is set on top of the crushed stone. Early next week the footings will be poured into the forms by S.& F. Concrete, Inc.

In the interior of the building, structural steel is being added for bracing of existing columns in preparation for the construction of the third floor and roof.

It is anticipated that the earth retention at the south end of the site will be installed in the next week or two. Soldier beam and lagging will be driven in to the ground to allow the area to be dug for the permanent retaining wall that will be the south wall of the parking garage.

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