Category Archives: Foundation

Special Treatment

After the underground & rough-in plumbing were completed and the foundation was compacted, the next step was termite pre-treatment for the sub-floor. For this, we turned to Truly Nolen, recommended to us by JPC Construction for the thorough job they … Continue reading

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Steel in the Footer

Steel was installed in the footer today. To the left is a photo showing the products used, numbered to match the descriptions below (FYI, some are also mentioned in the previous article). 1. 6” & 8” Bar Ties – from … Continue reading

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Made in the USA Foundation Supplies

Today, American-made products for the foundation began being delivered. Power Concrete Products, previously mentioned on this blog, delivered the following to the construction site: Rebar – from Gerdau Ameristeel. Although owned by a Brazilian holding company, Gerdau is listed on … Continue reading

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Power to the People

Part of the early construction will involve building the stem wall, foundation, and block walls. In this step, steel rods (rebar) are tied together using wire ties and placed in the footer, header, and portions of the block wall. Once … Continue reading

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